A day full of friends
And crowds of happy neighbors!
Hi, Linda!! I see you!!
They lined the streets and cheered, and we sang patriotic songs from our float and tossed candy to children. "This land is your land, this land is my land...."
The Croakerfest theme this year was "coral."
People were amazingly creative in integrating coral into their parade floats.
These patriotic folks used pool noodles, cut them into swirlies to look like coral, and mounted them on their golf cart. Great!
THIS ... was sheer genius. They took an umbrella ...
so it looked just a giant jellyfish, strolling along the road.
We were early. Many boats moored here for the show, and we heard the chatter and laughter of people from other boats, from houses on the shore, and from the crowds mobbed all along the bridge.
Since we had some extra time and a bit of daylight, we put the mainsail back on the mast/boom. There's lots of little jobs like this still to be done on the boat.
Now I'll share photos of the fireworks. Of course, photos on a blog just do NOT do them justice. But I like to keep this memory. It was a lovely, perfect evening: cool, bug-free, beautiful. A night when you try to put away the worries of life and hug these happy moments close.
I hope your July 4th celebration was just as fun as ours!