July 4th Celebration

We never venture away from the harbor on the 4th. The crowds that come to our area, speak for the great fireworks that SH displays downtown every year. What’s even better, is that we get a front row view from the dock. Bayshore side walks and lawns have been blocked by the city now, so that unaware visitors don’t park on the lawns we work so hard to maintain.  It’s fun to watch the crowds of people walk down the sidewalks, decked out in red, white and blue attire as they make their way to the marina. The day starts with the annual SH July 4th Parade. Sophie was uninterested this year, so Sara and I decided to walk downrown for a coffee, and a bit of the show.

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Doug started prep on the food. He slowed cooked pork all day, for pulled pork sandwiches.

I imagine the passersby were a bit jealous, with the smell of pulled pork in the air. Downtown fare is fine, but nothing compares to the food Doug prepares. We invited neighbors over for an evening of BBQ, which consisted of pulled pork sandwiches, homemade coleslaw, homemade baked beans, and corn.

Then while waiting for the downtown fireworks show to start, Sara performed her own fireworks display.

Everyone moved to the dock around 9pm, for the fireworks show. We get the advantage of  seeing several shows over the water, from surrounding areas. Doug speaker sang July 4th Pandora tunes, which induced a grateful patriotic mood.

We ended the night with sparklers and dancing to loud music.

It was a great day! Happy July 4th.