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The Fourth of July Unwrapped July 13, 2010

Filed under: Family,Summer,Tuesday — anet smith @ 8:00 am

Vacation is a wonderful time to unwind, ponder and generally change your pace. We are often away for the 4th – sometimes with family, sometimes just on vacation, always celebrating Hubby’s birthday. I think it’s wonderful that cities have large fireworks displays. It’s the crowds I detest – traffic, waves and waves of people – you get the picture.

Last Saturday, we had a wonderful 4th celebration in the mountains at Bryce Resort. We went early to enjoy the activities. The boys and hubby went tubing once, but M & L decided they wanted to play mini golf as a fam instead of more tubing. We kept score, but I don’t even know who won!

Hubby and L checked out the air strip.

There was an arts and crafts show. I saw some crafts I hadn’t seen at any other show before. I talked to a Vietnam Vet for a while and he gave M. a Vietnam map.

After a tricky, but yummy dinner (not enough waiters) we watched fireworks while covered in a blanket. Sure there were lots of people there, but it wasn’t crowded.

An afternoon and evening in the mountains with my family celebrating two important birthdays was definitely a gift to be unwrapped. It isn’t a small thing and certainly wouldn’t have slipped by unnoticed. It was a choice though over going into D.C. to watch fireworks. Our quest for the biggest and best can crowd out those ordinary things that are just as wonderful.

Please check out more of Tuesdays Unwrapped at Chatting at the Sky.

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