Monday, July 11, 2011

It's Always Better on Holiday VII, pt. 6: Best 4th of July on the 3rd of July

Sunday started out nice and normal with church then a proper Sunday dinner (meaning early lunch) at Grandma's.

Then Collin and I took a little drive up to Lake Arrowhead.  Collin brought along his brand new fan, he was just so darn proud of it.

Beautiful Lake Arrowhead!  And beautiful Collin!

We met up with Jane and Rebekah and Libby because that's why we were there, to party with Rebekah's family and family friends.

(Libby would be the name of the dog.)

We enjoyed a second lunch (this time a late-lunch) at Rebekah's condo and then it was lake time!

It had been a little while since I'd worn my kitten shirt.  It was the right shirt for the lake that day.  It said that I was there to have fun and that I did not want to get wet.

Some of our impending boat partners:  Ash, Nina, and Nedda.  And we also had a boat partner named Tina, it seems I have no pictures of her.  Just imagine someone on the boat named Tina when you look at  the boat pictures.

Look at this picture!  It looks like an adventure movie picture!  How'd that happen?

Captain Nedda!

I wore sunglasses on the boat.  It was fun.  I should wear sunglasses more often.

I will only use one "person kind of waterskiing" picture to convey the fact that a few people water skiid.

Then we hung out at the cove near Rebekah's condo.

Hanging out at the cove!

Paddle boarding around.

Collin wants to touch the kitty.

Libby is such a good dog.  She's so happy just sitting in the hall, she doesn't even mind that she's not in the condo, sniffing burgers and climbing up on furniture and stuff.  Who's a good dog?  Who's a good dog?  You're a good dog, yes you are!

And then, as the sun lowered in the sky, time swiftly approached for the evening's main attraction: the Lake Arrowhead fireworks spectacular!

That's me and Jane.  You remember Jane from the Huntington Library post, don't you?  Or from photos earlier on in this post?

That's Rebekah and Collin.  I don't blame you if you've never heard of them or seen them on this blog before.

"Hi Casey!"

Sarah and Ali and the toenail moon.

Mandy, is that right?  Was this guy's name Mandy?  Anyway, he drove the boat and did a great job getting as close as legally permissible to the fireworks barge.

Me again!

The thing is you have to wait for a while for that sun to go away so you can watch the fireworks.

More waiting . . .

. . . waiting . . .

Getting antsy

And Kablammo!!  Fireworks time!

We were right under the fireworks and it was awesome.  I've never had a fireworks experience quite like this one.


Grand Finale!!

And after all the exploding, some Persian treats.  Chicken cutlets with pickle and mayo on a pita.  Perfect  night time food.

So yeah, that was our great 4th of July on the 3rd.

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