Whew, busy. With the exception of Friday afternoon, I feel like I have been going strong for days on end. I ran home Friday afternoon and took the boys with me to the store; needed dinner and beach food. We left Saturday morning around 8:30 and took a different route to the beach, which turned out to be faster and much less crowded. Most everyone got there within 10 minutes of each other so we set up our tents and began the day. Great weather for about 4 hours but then the storm rolled in. No lightning so everyone was in the water during the rain. Fun!
When we finally wrapped up around 5, though two groups had left, the other 18 of us went to the Blue Parrot – finally! I have wanted to go there forever and we tried last year but ended up leaving because the wait was too long. They told us 45 mins but we definitely did not wait that long! Actually, the drinks helped. We usually drink all day at the beach anyway but I had one more – a Rum Runner – along with my shrimp tacos. Good stuff! Ash liked it too, which means we might be able to go back. I’d like to go back and sit outside to watch a sunset. It was still raining during our meal.
Anyway, we didn’t get back until 10 and everyone was tired. Ell went home with a friend and I know he stayed up late. Sunday, my friend brought his home and she and I met our other friend for lunch and pedicures. I still felt tired from the day before and I managed to squeeze in a 45 minute nap but I still had laundry and other cleaning to do.
I’m still tired today but I had a large coffee and I’m pulling myself up by the bootstraps, which is a very Ameircan thing to do so…
The theme is – of course – patriotic songs. So I picked some that make me feel good about this country. It’s the best one, after all.
You’d better believe I’d use this one. Every year I post it on the 4th on Facebook and NO ONE says anything. Somehow I think people are becoming less patriotic. Sad.