Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday America

The Fourth of July Holiday kicks off here on the 3rd. We always go to my friend Stephanie's beach cottage in Humarock. This year was no exception. I got the gang together and off we went at 6:30pm. Normally, it only takes about 40 minutes to get there. This year, they are replacing one of only two bridges that can get you over to Humarock from the town of Marshfield. That meant an hour of traffic when we were only minutes away from the cottage. We weathered the delay by singing in the car with Madigan and my two nieces. We had a great time once we landed. The fireworks on the beach are informal (bootleg and illegal) but what a show! There are bonfires up and down the beach. It is truly a fun atmosphere. Miss Madigan hates the noise from the fireworks so things get a bit dicey once it gets really loud. She sat on the fence with all the kids and a really nice grandmother who I did not even know, but it put her at ease. One of the houses that faces the ocean had a live band and they were rocking it out playing great tunes so that entertained everyone. At 10pm, we decided to head home. Remember that bridge trouble we had on the way in???? Way worse on the way out. We hit gridlocked traffic only about 7 houses up from Stephanie's cottage. We literally did not move for 35 minutes. It took an hour and a half to get out of Humarock. I had to drop off our carpoolers and I got home a mere two hours later. Very long drive!

The actual 4th of July was pretty quiet. The weather stunk, it was overcast and humid/clammy outside. We visited the Doc's family for the afternoon and then went to my aunt's house for her town fireworks. Madigan and her cousins watched from inside the house. The show was spectacular. We got home late and called it a night. I can hear Boston's Esplanade show from my house and it sounded like it was amazing. I've never gone in to see them though. Way too many people for my taste!

How was your holiday??


lisagh said...

Traffic problems aside, it looks like you had a great time. Madigan gets cuter and cuter each day. Love her little madras dress!

Libby said...

I agree with Lisagh, Miss Madigan is just cute as a button. And she would have been in good company at our place, Devil Dog is not a noisy-firework fan either. :)

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

Madigan is too cute! Love the photos!

When I was younger, I would go get under my parents bed with my dog while the fireworks were going off. I love them now (and many years later) but every 4th, my family just reminds me of it! Weird, no?!?