Archive for July 5th, 2008

4th of July Picnic Photos

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

We were so thankful that rain didn’t dampen our church picnic at Bay View State Park yesterday. (We’ve experienced a veritable downpour today, so rain was a definite possibility the day of the picnic.)

Loads of friends, from very young to the wise and gray-headed, enjoyed the barbecue meal with the fixin’s, the conversations and the games. Here are few shots of the festivities:

After enjoying the time of fun and fellowship, we started on our way to the small town of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, where school friends had invited us to dinner at their little vacation home. To get there, we had to cross the Deception Pass bridge, where we snapped a few more pics:

Here you see some of the children on the stairway leading to the base of the bridge.

The downside of all this fun was that we were all too tired to stay up late to watch any fireworks displays. In lieu of that, we purchased sparklers and some exploding “flower” sort of things for the kiddos to light once we got home. All in all, it was a delightful day. 🙂

I’ll do a longer post today; promise!

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Dear friends who keep checking to see if I’ve posted anything for the day:

I do plan to do a nice post today, including pictures.

We had a wonderful day yesterday, but I was too busy and too tired by the end of the day to post anything. Suffice it to say, we went to two picnics, AND it did not rain! The sky looked threatening for a while, but the weather was perfect for the day (which for me means: not too hot!).

We did see an interesting sign while we were out and about, which said: MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU! With that I wish you a belated happy 4th of July!