Saturday, July 5, 2014

Happy Fourth of July

A replica of the War of 1812 Battle of Baltimore flag at Fort McHenry.  Note the 15 stars and stripes.
Our Fourth of July was fabulous!  The cherry on top was having all of us be together and Henry felt great.  :)  We started with touring Fort McHenry, birthplace of the Star Spangled Banner.

Happy Fourth of July!

The fife and drum corps.

A mid-afternoon stop at the Summer Shack for a Spiderman snowball.
Later, we had one of those "stories to tell" moments as we hoped to see fireworks.  Given that we didn't want to get stuck in a crowd with Henry still so soon post-op and in a wheelchair, we ventured north to watch another local firework show in Oregon Ridge Park.  We were informed that we could see the fireworks from the Wegman's parking lot in Hunt Valley.  OK, we were ready.

Ready with our sense of humor! 
Ready with Pinterest inspired shirts, face tattoos, flags, glow bracelets, glow in the dark balloons, and bubbles.
The fireworks were to start at 9:30, and by 10:00 we were tired and done waiting.  We drove back to the highway and found a crowd of cars and people parked along the road.  So we pulled over to wait, thinking it couldn't be long.  Sure enough, at ten after the show finally began.  However, our view was seriously hindered by a few large trees.  It was late, the boys were half asleep, and our view terrible, so we headed home for the night.  A bit of a bust on the fireworks front, but still a great Fourth.

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