Posted by: Amanda | July 5, 2008

Final Day of Vacation – Fireworks at the Beach

For some reason, the fourth of July is the holiday that drives me nuts not to have fun things planned.  I can deal with a quiet Christmas, Thanksgiving, Halloween.  But the fourth – I hate lazing around waiting for dark to send off a few sparks purchased at the corner booth.

8 of the last 10 years we have had wonderful 4th of July’s in Placerville with my Dad and Step Mom. Parades and Music and fairgrounds and lakes.  This year we couldn’t go. 

So, on Thursday, we decided to risk the weather and the crowds and the unknown parking and if the Grandma’s could handle the long day.  We packed up the truck with people and coolers and blankets and shade devices and  made the 3 1/2 hour drive, headed for Virginia Beach.

It was Great!!! Full but not uncomfortably crowded – Hot but not miserable, Bike rentals easy, and the ride on the boardwalk super fun, long drive – but doable.  Fireworks from a barge in the ocean.

The only thing wrong was the sun set on the wrong side.

Now, Saturday is back to reality.  Laundry, and getting ready for camp (but first a little blogging.

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