Friday, July 2, 2010

July 1

I took 2 of my grandkids to the Boatnerd Picnic-Day 2. We were traveling from down state on Thursday when the Boatnerds had their annual picnic but they decided to hold a second day which allowed us to take part. The kids loved seeing the model boat as well as these life rings from boats they watched earlier in the day-the Sam Laud.

We held our own family bonfire and fireworks last night. There were 16 of us who started with a fish dinner at Wilcox's out past Brimley. 14 of us came back to the cabin for our annual celebration for the 4th of July.

Do you notice the wide grassy area. That was river bottom at one time. I can remember a time 30 years ago and 50 years ago when the edge of the river was up by the rocks you see in the above photo. It gives us more space but is lots more to mow. The geese also love these areas as well.

We enjoyed watching the Walter J. McCarty Jr. go down the river just before dark. The sun was reflecting off her gave her a bright glow.

Life on the river has become much busier. Everyone seems to have out-of-town guests for this holiday weekend. The 4th is extra special at our house because it is also my husband's birthday.

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