Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Celebrate America.

Our 4th was pretty low key. We have been going, going, going this summer and it just looks like it will remain that way through October so we decided to take advantage of being home and enjoying the three T's.
Saturday we ran errands, took a bike ride, went to the pool and out to dinner. It was fun and relaxing. Sunday was more of the same. We then headed up to Auburn for a parade.

My two patriots. I just love this picture. So happy. Flags waving in the wind. Sigh.

Auburn is a sleepy little town nestled about twenty miles north of Sacramento. It really has a great community vibe and they always plan the best activities. There were loads of "floats" (having grown up in New Orleans parade land I use this term lightly) decorated and adorned by locals. It was so much fun to be part of the community even if it was as a spectator.

No, Ralph is not an alcoholic. He has worked for AB for nearly twenty years. The "World Famous Clydesdale's" were in town and we had to support. I was disappointed that they were not playing "Here comes the King" with the hitch. Why is it that everything has to change?

Gia was thrilled to see this Dorothy. She tried to follow her. Then she was concerned that she was not walking on a yellow brick road. Everyone showered Gia with candy and other trinkets. Why is it that you give a kid crud.....stuff that is valued at $0.10 and they are thrilled?

I had someone sitting next to us take our picture. We were completely black from shadows and this is my blotchy attempt to photoshop us. Oh well, at least it is not the one arm camera shot.
Hope you and yours had a great holiday weekend!


Amanda said...

What a neat town! I love Clydesdales and get a lump in my throat when I see them like that. So cool. Annabeth had her first feeze pop today. It was pink like Gia's. :)

jz said...

Looks like a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. Love to see all of the photos of Gia having such a good with with her Mom and Dad. She's so preious.......

Tonia said...

It's wonderful that you have so many great things pretty close to you. I'm sure Gia had a blast!