Fourth of July ranks right up there with New Years for my least favorite holidays.? The only difference between the two is that on the 4th there is a better chance of it being warm than on New Years.? As I look out my office window it is trying to sprinkle (apropo for the Northwest) but a lovely 70 degrees.
And since I don’t like the 4th so much we never have any formal standing plans for the day.? About a week before hand we look at each other and weigh all the invites we’ve gotten and pick the one that sounds the best.? It totally goes against our ye who invited first gets us, but we don’t care.? At least we’re having fun.
In past years we’ve gone to Heather’s parent’s house for water skiing and hot tubbing (always a fun time).? We’ve spent the holiday with a bunch of Canadians at Kathou and Paypay’s or we’ve spent it at the trusty in-laws.? One year we were even so motivated to host our own party.? We even bought some fireworks.
This year we had two options.? A good family friend was participating in the citizenship ceremony this morning and their family was having a large BBQ to celebrate.? All were invited.? Or we could spend the day at Tacoma Chickadee and Neal out on the poop deck (inside joke).? We voted for the latter.? They live not far from a viewing point for one of the best fireworks shows in the area and well… Neal makes a barbecue sauce that makes me want to hump his leg a little.? In return I make bacon guacamole for him.
So in a little while we’ll be heading to their house so I can get my drunk on.? I’m looking forward to it.