Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July 4th and all that

What a great weekend we have had.  Now we are all exhausted, even the little ones! Saturday the Town of Duxbury had it's traditional bonfire on the beach.  It's a spit of land that curves out 2 miles into the sea.  You drive up one side and park the other - it's only 80ft wide a beautiful sandy beach.  The kids had a ball!

Granddad had a nice nap!

And when it got chilly Vicky and Jay got silly.

 Here it is 8:30 pm and the crowd is ready for the bonfire.  You can see it for miles.

On Sunday we went to the Yacht Club and spent the night on the boat.  The club is in Weymouth and they had their firework display for the 4th.  We had front row seats and the joy of it all - when the fireworks were over we crawled into bed.  No
lines of traffic to go through on the way home.

On Monday we went to a friend's cottage on the lake and had a cookout and more fireworks.  Dave has taken courses in firework handling and he set up a barge and with a little help from Jay and their Dads they gave us a wonderful show.

You can see what a lovely location it is.  The beach area is right next door  and they set up a bouncing house for the kids, and a dunk tank.  There were about 200 people there so it was quite a party.

Isabel is the sleepy head this time - after swimming for 4 hours! She slept for a good 2 hours and was awake for the fireworks so that worked well. She is wrapped in her security blanket - a piece of material I bought to make PJ's for Dominic when he was into Winnie the Pooh.
Now it's Isabel's Tiger Pooh and wearing very thin!

Here is the barge full of fireworks ready to go.

So it was a busy, busy weekend. However,  I did manage to get a bit of work done in my Journal


This collage was rather fun.  I used my new Inktense watercolor pencils.  They are great on the boat where I don't have a lot of room for
regular paints.


  1. Lois, I enjoyed your photos so much! I can see you had a great time. And your journal is lovely! Your zentangle, your collage, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

  2. Lois I am quite envious reading this ,I am not sure if I ever told you we holidayed in Boston and New Hampshire back in the 90s and we have never forgotten it.Reading this reminded me of all the beautiful beaches we visited even if they were cold as it was early April.


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