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Thread: What Are You Doing on the 4th???

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    Jim and I were thinking about seeing a display in person, but it is much easier to watch it on television. My sis told me that CBS is having one, and she thinks it is from Boston. Wish I had some watermelon to go with it.

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    We're hanging out at home... swimming, BBQing, doing small fireworks, and then the big display we can see from our back yard... so we don't have to go anywhere..

    Whatever you decide to do, Have a Happy 4th!!!

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    We are staying home, as usual. Extended family will come for a cookout later in the day and then we will watch the fireworks our community sets off at the HS football field which is just across the field from our house. We have the perfect location for viewing. We will have our Border Collie safely shut up in the house with a radio on...he is absolutely terrified of the fireworks.

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    We are thinking about going to the firework display at Fort Vancouver, it is the biggest display on the 4th, west of the great Mississippi :D 8) :D It is also the biggest traffic jam when it finishes this side of the great Mississippi :lol: :lol: :lol: We keep saying one year a bunch of will rent a hotel room on the river to watch and each year we forget til all of the riverside rooms are booked up :roll:

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    We will be staying home. I'll most likely be in my room.

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    Going to watch the Daytona races tonight and tomorrow night on TV! :D

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    We will stay close to home, maybe go 4-wheeling on the farm , watch some movies, DH will take a nap and I will quilt some. When we had the store, it was a busy day for us and now that we are semi-retired, we love being able to just stay home on days like tomorrow!! :D :D
    Happy 4th Everyone!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    We will be staying home. I'll most likely be in my room.
    Me too!! But there is a Nascar race in the evening....better than fireworks as far as I'm concerned!

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    I'll be spending a few hours helping put together the "Meet the Teachers" packets for the So Cal Council of Quilt Guilds MTT meeting on the 11th. (The Council gives one packet, full of quilt teacher/speaker brochures, to each member guild.)
    Then, in the evening, my mobile home park is having a BBQ - burgers & hot dogs, salads, etc - and a band, "Patti Stone & the River Rocks". They are a great band, play ALL KINDs of music & lots of fun! Then, after sundown, we sit out front of our clubhouse & watch the fireworks show across the street!

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    Terri- are you bad that you have to stay in your room?

    I wish somebody would send me to my room, I'd gladly go.

    We have 2 picnics- first time in ages I don't need to put on the whole thing. Early one- hubby is playing accordian for FDIL's grandmother and then to new SIL- he loves fireworks.

    I'll probably make some kind of dessert to take. Can never have enough dessert.

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    I got a watermelon today to help celebrate, but I am going to stay home with my critters because they are not pleased with the noise!

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    I just picked up our first watermelon of the season. Gotta have it on the 4th. DH and I will just be hanging out at home while all the madness goes on. We can see quite a few fireworks displays from our bedroom window, since we're on the side of a hill, so we camp out there and watch. Unfortunately, there is a segment of the population here that celebrates by shooting guns into the air, so I always prefer to be at home. Guess the idiots have never heard the one about "what goes up must come down" and don't care where the bullets come down. The stupidity of people never ceases to amaze me. Between them and the drunks, staying at home seems best. Gee, I sound like a crotchety old woman, but I'm not. Honest.

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    Nothing at all!

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    My niece who I haven't seen in years is coming this weekend! I can't wait!!

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    I am going Scuba Diving off a charter boat in the morning with the DH and friends...
    80 degrees in Neoprene is not fun....gotta get in the water...
    Then home to start up the grill. Ribs, Dogs, Burgers and such and all the stuff that goes with it. I even made a lime jello salad...
    Then we will play in the pool and just relax. I bought daquiri mix and the hubby went and got some rum for strawberry daquiris if we so desire.
    Having some friends over...pretty quiet around our place, 'cept the puppies do not like the noise. That is why we aren't somewhere watching the display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KO24
    I am going Scuba Diving off a charter boat in the morning with the DH and friends...
    80 degrees in Neoprene is not fun....gotta get in the water...
    Then home to start up the grill. Ribs, Dogs, Burgers and such and all the stuff that goes with it. I even made a lime jello salad...
    Then we will play in the pool and just relax. I bought daquiri mix and the hubby went and got some rum for strawberry daquiris if we so desire.
    Having some friends over...pretty quiet around our place, 'cept the puppies do not like the noise. That is why we aren't somewhere watching the display.
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    Diving sounds like fun! I haven't gotten wet in a while. Need to get back in the water. I have 2 free passes for a boat dive I need to use.
    Don't have to use anything here...water is always warm, but I do wear a skin.
    Instead of strawberry daquiris, try watermelon. Use watermelon rum with the daquiri mix or whats even better is the pina colada mix with the watermelon rum. YUMMY!!!

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    We are having lots of people in for the 4th! Our kids invite their friends and they bring their kids. Sisters and brothers and family and friends. I picked black raspberries in our fence rows(and yes, I did manage to get some poison!) and made 4 raspberry custards. Also a big bowl of pasta salad. Everyone brings food. We'll have burgers and sausages and later will burn some dogs and marshmallows over the firepit. Plus there is a candy filled pinata for the kids, bingo for all, and assorted lawn games. Probably the kids will be hanging out in the pool. Then when it is dark, several people said they bought some fireworks. Some folks will put up their tents and spend the night. It's a long day but everybody looks forward to our picnic on the 4th!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbud2
    We are having lots of people in for the 4th! Our kids invite their friends and they bring their kids. Sisters and brothers and family and friends. I picked black raspberries in our fence rows(and yes, I did manage to get some poison!) and made 4 raspberry custards. Also a big bowl of pasta salad. Everyone brings food. We'll have burgers and sausages and later will burn some dogs and marshmallows over the firepit. Plus there is a candy filled pinata for the kids, bingo for all, and assorted lawn games. Probably the kids will be hanging out in the pool. Then when it is dark, several people said they bought some fireworks. Some folks will put up their tents and spend the night. It's a long day but everybody looks forward to our picnic on the 4th!!

    I think I want to come to your house!!


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    Sewjoyce, it gets to a point I don't know who is here, and who isn't!! Come on over!!

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    We live in south central PA, about 20 minutes east of Gettysburg. That is a great place to visit but we stay clear of that area around the 4th. Lots of renactments going - they get thousands of people in the for the week.

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