Friday, July 8, 2011

Happy 4th of July...twice!

This year we got to celebrate the 4th two different times.  Well...I will clarify...we went to 2 different parades.  Fireworks were banned in NM this year due to the extreme dry conditions and the number of fires we've had in our area lately. 

Not having fireworks is a big deal to us.  We LOVE our fireworks around here.  It's so much fun, we go to the city fireworks display and then when we come home we sit on the porch and watch everyone around us shoot of their fireworks.  We usually have our own display at some point too.  Loads and loads of fun.  If you live in an area where it's illegal to set off your own fireworks...I am sorry.  You are truly missing on out on some good ole fashioned American fun.

Anyway...back to this year. 

Where was I? 

Oh, right.  Parades.

We went to Quemado last week to visit my parents.  Quemado had their parade and festivities on Saturday.  Their parade was comprised mostly of Forest Service people.  But not local, they were all from Montana and Idaho.  They did the coolest parade thing I've seen FS do, they had a line of them in their full fire gear walking down the road.  Maybe I just really like it because they look just like Aaron. 

After the parade they had a small carnival at the school with face painting. 

We returned back to Silver for the festivities on Monday.  We again went to a parade but the FS was pretty cheesy.  Smoky was sitting in a lazboy for goodness sake.  Sheesh.

Happy (late) 4th of July everyone!!

1 comment:

Jill said...

Hey Dayna-that was just too funny!! It sounds as though Quemado's parade has improved slightly since I saw oh those many years ago-you were in it with a baby named Kylee!! Too cute!! I would have enjoyed all the firefighters also. We love fireworks also!!