Happy Birthday, America!
231 years and still going strong!
N and I went fishing with Larry, Dani and Justin while D and M went to the pool with Riley and Heather. Afterwards, D, M, N and I went down to the pipestem for the annual 4th of July picnic. For the 2nd year in a row it rained on the parade, but after it stopped, the parade continued.
There was a bike parade with all the decorated bikes, led by John on his Harley (but his wasn't decorated).
Afterwards, we headed a couple streets over for the fireworks show. In years past we've had a little display in our court, but this year some of the guys in the neighborhood got some "real" fireworks (as in, the illegal kind) and we all went over to catch the show.
It was going quite strong until one tipped over and started shooting into the crowd. Fortunately no one was seriously injured (unlike at a show in Vienna where some folks ended up in the hospital).
All in all, we had an enjoyable day, although we all could have done without the melee at the end.