Friday, July 30, 2010

Patriotic Memories

Patriotic Memories!

July is nearly over and I realized I forgot to post our 4th of July memory!  For the 4th we had to travel to find a town that still had funds in the budget for fireworks.  We decided if we were going to make the LONG drive, we'd make a memory and have a special dinner treat at Sonic Drive-In!  Sonic is really fun for kids as the atmosphere is Retro dining in your car.

Sonic also has lots of choices...

...lots and lots of choices!  It took us a full 10 minutes just to decide, whew!

Here the kids are watching for our waitress to roll up on her roller skates to bring us our food!

Gut Burger...

Cherry Limeade...

Then we headed to the park and waited for the sun to go down.  

They had a local band play 70's & 80's classic rock n' roll and we did our best to keep the kids busy.

Like getting a shoulder massage...

Goofy self portraits...

Lovely self portraits...

It's nearly sunset and we get more goofy as we bought a bag of fresh hot kettle korn and toss kernels in the air and try to catch them.

Fun memories

under the fire works!  It was worth the long drive.


8 Cha Cha Bloggers left a comment:

Elizabeth Mahlou July 30, 2010 at 10:47 PM  

Good memories! Nice ending: fireworks.

Dawn July 30, 2010 at 11:24 PM  

Looks like you all had a great time. Many towns around us had to cut their celebrations short too. So many people were expected to make the drive to our local show that we stayed home! We did enjoy the parade in the morning though!

Glad you can make the trip to our bloggers gathering. It's shaping up to be a great time!

Miss Jean July 30, 2010 at 11:44 PM  

Where did you end up going? We use to go to Livermore and they had it orchestrated with music. Just beautiful1!!

Betsy July 31, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

You had fun! The perfect July 4th! It's breakfast-time here, but that burger is making me drool! ha.

Sweet Cottage Dreams July 31, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

What a fun day y'all had!! You have a lovely family!!! I got a kick out of the funny faces. Sonic and those Cherry Limeades!

Have a wonderful weekend!!
So glad you signed up for the festival!!!


the voice of melody July 31, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

Looks like so much fun! You know, I've never been to a Sonic but I've heard they have the best milkshakes. I think it's so neat that the waitresses bring you your food on roller skates!

Do you guys have any "5 Guys" in your area? They're popping up all over the country and their burgers are my favorite. Of course, I still have to try Sonic's. I'm sure those are great too judging by that picture you shared. :)

steviewren July 31, 2010 at 9:48 PM  

I love Sonic's Cherry Limeades. Yum! Sounds like you guys had a wonderful 4th. That's that way it ought to be.

The Brown Recluse August 3, 2010 at 5:47 AM  

What I love most about this entry is the togetherness of your family. Wonderful, wonderful post!