Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

This was my first 4th of July in Santa Barbara and the last first holiday for Duane and me to spend together. We enjoyed a pancake breakfast with the McCarter's and several other friends, a parade downtown, and biking to the beach for the fireworks. It was such a fun atmosphere because they block off the streets and everyone is walking and biking in the streets and gathering on the beach to watch. They have food set up, music, and it is just a really fun atmosphere -- we felt very "Santa Barbara" (whatever that means) -- except when Duane was walking around with his helmet on for a long time! We joined up with Lloyd, Tammy, and the boys and had so much fun watching the boys watch the fireworks. Brodie could hardly contain himself he was so excited -- exclaiming, "I love that color, I love that color, I love that color". Also, asking why they were called "fireworks" and all of us attempted to answer how fireworks actually, "you have to light them on fire for them to work"

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