Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

Keeping it short and simple. I suspect the blogosphere will be rather quiet today and throughout the weekend. I'll be spending the 4th of July weekend with my family close to home. I'm looking forward to burgers, potato salad, and watermelon with my brother's family, and of course, fireworks!

I have many special memories centered around the 4th of July. Spending the day on the Esplanade in Boston with friends, listening to the Boston Pops at dusk, then watching the fireworks over the Charles were amazing (but exhausting) experiences. One of my favorite memories, however, was while traveling home from my honeymoon. Nearly 18 years ago, my hubby and I were flying home and able to view fireworks as tiny colored bursts of light while approaching the airport. Amazing!

A very Happy 4th of July weekend to all my friends in the U.S.A.

What about you? Do you have any special plans for the weekend or any special Independence Day memories?


  1. Hmm, looks like your spam filter didn't catch the post above mine. I only recently discovered I HAD a blog spam filter.

    Our 4th of July celebrations were almost always around a family gathering and BBQ. It' different now that my oldest kids have moved far away with most of the grandkids. Our holidays are a lot quieter now (and sadder). One son may face the traffic and head our way over the weekend.

    But hubby wants to see the new Transformers movie, so I'm sure a trip to the theater will be part of whatever we do. Have a fun holiday.

  2. He was fast wasn't he Donna? I'll have to check out my filter.

    BBQs are such a relaxed way to celebrate the holiday. It's amazing how quiet our city becomes - everyone heads for the ocean or mountains. I kind of like it!

    Have a great weekend and let me know what you think of Transformers.

  3. Thank you, Samantha! Have a great weekend.

  4. You already heard about my exciting weekend!