Saturday, July 4, 2009
marching band boogie and a holiday wrap-up:
well, the fourth of july has mostly come and gone here in landiego. and just in case anyone is wondering, the nickname of "little beirut" is fitting this year as well. even though bottle rockets have been banned within city limits and a strict curfew will soon be in affect... the pyrotechnics are not lacking one bit! and while that may be really annoying at 3am tonight, it's not too bad at the moment-- and actually quite pretty. there are two very exhausted children sleeping soundly in their beds, so as long as that is the case, i can handle it ;)
we actually had a really nice fourth of july this year. camping would have been fun too, but just as we suspected, a big thunderstorm came through late this evening and from the looks of it, the mountains may have gotten hammered with hail and wind and lightening. quite happy to have missed that part! so we enjoyed a massive dinner spread with sam, lee, and lee's parents (visiting from ohio)... bison burgers, bison sausage, corn, asparagus, greens from the garden, shish kabobs, baked beans, potato salad, watermelon, and some brewskies too. not bad. not bad at all!
edited to add: now that it's really dark... WOW. it really is a sight to see around here. i would be willing to bet that lander would be in the running for some sort of fireworks record. BIG ones are going on off in every direction and will continue to do so past midnight. it's impressive! just wish we could've kept isa up long enough to see the big ones! but what can you say when the toddler is begging for bed? there's always next year!