Here comes the fire engine!
A little bit closer
There he goes...
A roar of motorcycles
Honking and revving their engines...
It was a deafening noise...
There were all sorts of cars and trucks, old and new.
my kind of VW Bug :)
There were horses...
lots of them
An old-fashioned fire engine
After the parade was through and we got our burgers, we four girls headed back to Maddie's house to drop her off. Two hours later, we finally left after an enjoyable visit with her and her family.
On to home we drove, arriving in the early afternoon. It was hot. By that time, the thermometer read well over 100 degrees, with a heat index eventually reading at 109. We grabbed some water, and then spent a few hours relaxing with our family.
In the evening, we packed our cooler, and loaded into our suburban to begin the drive to Grandma's house. We got there in the early evening, and begin dinner preparations, while we waited for the rest of the party to arrive from their various abodes and work places.
We enjoyed a wide array of yummy dishes prepared by the moms and daughters. Since I had badly jammed my right thumb (and I am right handed), I was of no assistance creating the delectable meal. :P
Our burgers came from The Local Yocal (as I mentioned above) and are 100% pure organic, grass fed beef. They are soooo tasty, and filling. Not at all like conventional, store bought meat that is loaded with chemicals, GMOs, pesticides and who knows what else.
we smoked them on a charcoal grill
It was an amazing holiday spent with family and friends, and lots of fun. What did you do for the fourth? Do you have a tradition of going to the lake? Baseball game? Or perhaps you prefer enjoying a quiet day pool side while your hubby grills burgers and dogs, and your kids splash you with H2O. :) Whatever it is you do, I hope that you had a beautiful holiday!
Happy Birthday America, land that I love.