This trip with our friends, Kyle and KayLee, had been planned since February.
It was small but it had all the necessities; sleeping arrangements, a clean bathroom, this interesting stove/fridge/sink combo appliance pack. It also had some extra luxuries; a TV (we didn't even turn it on), a pretty sweet porch overlooking a river and a fire pit. We loved everything about it.
We brought some necessities of our own -- an acoustic guitar, a charcoal grill, some board games, coke for me, beer for everyone else and of course items to make s'mores. On the actual fourth, we didn't do anything. Around 4PM, we all commented on how we had in fact done nothing that day except for eat. How's that for freedom?
At night, we saw some fireworks. It took us a little bit to realize that the fireworks display we were watching was in fact just some neighbors and not the town's display. By the time the town's began the smoke from the neighborhood fireworks covered the sky but I still say we got our fix. The next day, we ventured. We drove around finding neat places to stop, hiked to a waterfall (in flip flop, oops), had lunch on top of a mountain... you know, the usual.
We've all agreed that a trip back in the fall would be a great idea. Can you imagine all those trees red, orange and yellow rather than green? Oh, New England -- you can be pretty great.
I hope your Independence Day was fantastic. If you don't celebrate the 4th of July -- than I hope July 4th was as good a day as any.