Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, America!

The Orchestra getting set up.
Fireworks at the Botanical Gardens for 4th of July

Last night we attended the concert and fireworks show at the Botanical Gardens with family and friends...13 of us in all.  We had our traditional picnic: fried chicken, potato and pasta salads, chips, veggies, fruit salad, three kinds of cookies, etc!!!!  So much food, so little time!! Although yesterday was another  scorcher...over 100 again...we had a great time!  By the time we got settled, the temp was mid 90's and very pleasant by sundown.  Ah, the joys of living in Texas!!

We celebrated on the 3rd because many family members have to work tomorrow..Tuesday.  And the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra has concerts on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th with fireworks each night.  It is a great family event...a particular moving moment is when they play each military theme song and ask current and veteran members to stand....always brings a thrill to my heart and a tear to my eye!!

So this evening we will spend a quiet night at home and watch the National Concert on PBS!!!  And there is a burn ban on here because of the drought so by staying home, we can keep an eye on our house in case some fool out there decides to ignore the ban and sets off some fireworks!!  The organized fireworks are well manned by firefighters but out here in the boondocks, we never know how crazy the celebration might get!!!

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