Happy 4th of July
Here are some pics of our big day. You've all been wanting to see the bike. My neighbor, who restores Harleys for a living, chopped up several old bikes and welded many of the pieces back together to make a bicycle built for 4! He and the girlies - along with his daughter (a homeschooled friend of the girls) - were to ride it today. It didn't quite work out. The devil is in the sprockets and chains. Plus he didn't have time to get the handle bars on. They made it about 2 blocks and it was back to the drawing board.
Here they are in the alley waiting for the final touches:
So we watched the local parade. What a trip that was. Not as big as in past years, but still a lot of fun. Maybe they will ride the bike next year in the parade.
The Grand Marshall approaches:
A bunch of people on an old fashioned Philadelphia Trolley:
People in our community:
A pretty funky looking old fire truck:
Here's a boat that's part of the river rescue guys:
And the line of fire-trucks and ambulances was really long - they were very noisy, too. They all had their sirens on and kept honking their air horns - what a racket!!
The elder daughter made her shirt that says, 'Honor the Stars and Stripes." The younger daughter's shirt says, 'What Part of Red, White and Blue Don't You Get?' Patriotic little imps!:
The elder daughter chose to jump on the trampoline and the younger chose to have her face painted at the activities after the parade:
Our fireworks were rained out - postponed until this coming Saturday evening. It poured right as we were to set off walking to the display!! We were all very tired after our lovely bbq. Pork ribs, burgers, hotdogs, potato salad, tomatos in olive oil and garlic, and corn on the cob. Yum, YUM!! Many of our neighbors were out with their families too. The kids all play together and the grownups sit around and chat. We, of course, reflect on our freedom and speak of our appreciation to the men and women who sacrificed (and still sacrifice) all.