Tomorrow is Independence Day. The 4th of July! Picnics and BBQ's and fireworks abound as almost everyone in what is now the United States of America will be celebrating the day when, 242 years ago, 13 colonies worth of people decided collectively, that they wanted to be their own country and no longer merely a distant part of another country. Yes!
And since it's a Holiday, I will be out celebrating and not here typing :) Nope, I'm taking the day.
It's also one of my sisters-in-laws Birthday! Happy Birthday to her!!! Can you imagine how awesome it would be to have your birthday on July 4th? The entire country celebrates your birthday with you! And with fireworks to boot! Woohoo! Sweet :)
I'm not certain yet what we are doing. The forecast suggests rain. We already did a rain on the beach while waiting for the fireworks 4th last year. It was hilarious! We looked like drowned rats. It wasn't pretty, but it was funny. The firework show went on anyway which was the reward I suppose. But I'm not sure I care to have a second getting drenched on the beach fireworks watching 4th, y'know? It's been done.
Then there is the shingles issue. Of course by the time we would be walking over the beach the sun would be going down, but it's still kind of warm out. And heat tends to aggravate the situation. so that wouldn't be fun for Tim at all.
And of course there is the red tide. That's the saddest part of all. Red tide is an algae that exists in the gulf (probably elsewhere too, but for sure the Gulf of Mexico). 99.9% of the time it's non-issue, dormant, invisible to eye or nose. Nobody is even aware that's it's out there. Until it blooms. And then the stink, lordamighty, the stink is unimaginable. It makes people cough too. Nasty stuff. And even worse, it kills fish which get washed up on shore and then holy moley, let's add another stink layer to the already existing stench. Gag! Unfortunately, the red tide nonsense arrived maybe a week ago. It is slowly dissipating to be fair. In fact, took a test walk to the beach last night to see how it was. MUCH improved. There were people playing volleyball on the beach, a good sign, splashing around in the water, which is even better and I didn't hear anyone coughing which is more good news. But when I walked down one beach access point further south, there it was, a line of dead fish which is bad news. Hmmmmm. Need to give this some thought.
So the fact of the matter is, I have no idea what we will be doing for Independence Day. I'm sure food will be involved. Food looms large in our mystique. Hey, Maybe the movie Independence Day will be playing on TV?? That seems appropriate.
BUT whatever we end up doing, I guarantee you, we will have fun doing it.
I wish you all a safe, fun and happy Independence Day! Let the Celebrations Begin!!! See you again on Thursday
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.