This year Chase's baseball team (sponsored by several local vendors) marched in the parade. The girls rode their decked out bikes and even Zeke got to strut his stuff. After the parade we enjoyed pony rides, train rides, games, contests, a good band, crafts, and lots of great friends!
But the best part is always the pyrotechnic firework extravaganza at the end of the day. Here in Washington we never catch fire thanks to the hundreds of inches of rain we get every year. That means a firework free for all. In a day when Sparkles are outlawed throughout most of the nation we enjoyed full blown, fire in the sky fireworks. And when your combining your own personal stash with that of several other friends it is no small show.
I love the Fourth of July. I love when people come out of their own little worlds to show their colors. Our colors. The colors of our wonderful country where we celebrate so many freedoms. Good old Red, White and Blue!