Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Fourth of July...a nice day with friends

Happy Independence Day!!!

Another pleasant 4th of July has passed……we started with a Breakfast Celebration at 9 am, which lasted most of the day!!!! About 14 of us gathered outside the MH and we all made Chipped Beef, pancakes, egg casserole, homemade cinnamon rolls and coffee cakes, yummmm.…along with Mimosas. What a fun start to the holiday! It was pleasantly sunny most of the morning and the ladies sipped and chatted while the men solved all the world’s problems!!
At noon, we all walked over to tour The Odyssey, a Neoplan bus converted by Sean & Louise. Quite an interesting bus!!! It was nice of them to open it up and share the design with us. The men had too much fun going thru all of the “engineering” stuff on this elaborate RV.
Before we knew it, it was 2:30 and time for cake and ice cream in the pavilion, so off we went to indulge. There was also a celebration for the 30th birthday of Escapees and that was pretty entertaining . Then naps and dinner for most of us.

Of course, we gathered again in the evening for a magnificent fireworks display. Our rigs were parked quite close to the firing range so we had a great view. It was delightfully cool and made for a great 4th of July celebration.

We can’t let the 4th pass without remembering how fortunate and blessed we are to live in, and travel about, this beautiful country. We usually celebrate the 4th at the river (Pearson’s Island) in Simonson, VA and have our own little celebration all day long (much as we did today) complete with the best golf cart parade ever! ( I’m hoping to get a photo to post for you here) So happy Fourth to all of the folks at Pearson’s Island…and to our “kids”, family, and friends at home, we hope your day was grand!! And thanks to all with whom we shared our fun today…we are blessed with good friends and grateful for the good times we’ve shared.

Hugs to everyone....we'll be leaving Gillete and heading east to start packing the house on Sunday!!!

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