Thursday, July 8, 2010

Celebrating on the 4th

We enjoyed a beautiful, albeit hot, day in the mountains of northern New England on the 4th of July. Splashing in the pool at the ski resort (now a year-round destination) cooled us in the 90+ degree temps and steady hot sun. In the late afternoon we picked our spot in front of the bandstand so that we could see and hear the army band from Camp Johnson. As always, they were great. Introduced and narrated by Marselis Parsons, a local celebrity newsman, the evening was dedicated to a soldier from Vermont whose vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, resulting in devastating loss.

The view from the base of the ski runs was great, surrounded on all sides by lush green mountains.

Tucked behind the bandstand were the artillery, ready for those resounding blasts during the performance. And did they ever echo!

It was a late night, a great crowd, and a beautiful drive back to my grandchildren's house through the countryside after the show. We all slept well.

Wishing everyone a spectacular summer! Go out and make some memories!


MyStory of HiStory said...

Looks like a fabulous fourth!! Glad you're back safe & sound.

Courtney at Scattering Lupines said...

You managed a pretty good photo of the fireworks! Mine are always horrible! I haven't yet figured out how to photograph them.

Sounds like a wonderful fourth. Full to the brim of relaxing yet sobering patriotism.

I also meant to tell you a few posts ago that I had the exact same thought about the vase I found thrifting: I wish I could find it in a fabric.

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

Hi MyStory,
Thanks - hope your holiday was great, too!

Hi Courtney,
My timing on the photos was hit-or-miss. I missed the big ones!
Thanks for stopping by!