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July 7, 2014

Hurricane Arthur notwithstanding, we had a GREAT Independence Day weekend.

The powers that be rescheduled the Boston concert and fireworks to Thursday evening because of the forecast.  We watched the fireworks on television, and not five minutes later were treated to a REAL display from Mother Nature – literally 30 minutes of thunder and lightning, complete with sideways rain.  Our front door has a storm door and is sheltered under an eight-foot porch roof, and it was still soaked from top to bottom.

Friday morning was cloudy, and the drizzle began around noon.  We managed to get the annual watermelon challenge in right before the skies opened.








There was a boatload of food to be grilled.  Larry moved the grill to the bottom of the back stairs, and relocated the patio umbrella to cover the whole setup.  It worked perfectly.

Saturday dawned clear and breezy.  We spent the afternoon in the sun, recovering from a food coma.



Sunday we took a short ride to the coast.  Revere Beach is literally 7 miles from home, and it’s long and flat (and nowadays, really clean).  It’s perfect for splashing in the shallows, looking for shells and rocks, and generally lazing around.




And what’s a trip to the beach without some ice cream?



If you ask me, any weekend that involves a cookout AND a beach day is a banner weekend.   To say nothing of the exploding watermelon.

One Comment leave one →
  1. July 10, 2014 3:58 pm

    Fun! Nice family pic!

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