Monday, July 07, 2008
We never do much on July 4th but this year we got the chance and TOOK IT!! We drove from here to Jekyll which takes about 90 minutes!! It was a nice drive. We took our car and followed them. Course the kids rode with us....fighting most of the way!! Madison kept asking if we would call Mommy and have Garrett get in their truck!! He was just picking and picking the way little brothers always do!!
Finally we arrived..Everyone set up the camper while i played with Garrett!! Kept him happy and out of the way!! We had a real pretty campsite!! After that Becky and i went to their little bitty IGA. There is not much as far as eating and especially buying groceries there. I guess the every day residences have to go off the island to do their shopping!! BOY and the prices..WHEW!!
Then after we returned we got all together and went to the beach!! We had forgotten chairs so sat on that HARD SAND for hours upon hours!! I was sore the next day!! WE had a good time though. The kids and their dad were in the water most of the time. Garrett found a snail and we named it SANDY!!
Finally darkness came and we got to see the fireworks. We were VERY CLOSE!! WE had some not so great company around us though. One guy was so drunk that he fell every time the big bomb fireworks went off...acting like he had just been shot!! He was so drunk that he was funny!! Then there was a group of well how do I say this nicely...lesbians. They kept carrying on right there in front of the kids and knowing that everyone was watching they just kept going and going!! Terrible for kids!! I saw several mothers trying to explain this to their kids!! When they finally left our son in law said..WELL there goes one show!! He is quite the funster!!
The fireworks were beautiful!! Trying to get out of the parking lot took hours!! BUT!!! We had a good time!! Remember!! Sand was everyplace!! You know that is the worst thing..for days you seem to be eating it!! SMILE!!
We came home the next day after fishing off the dock for a bit. The kids caught a toadfish..the ugliest of God's creations!! We got to see a baby shark too!! Several people were catching them.
Nice to be home again. Today I have my granddaughter while her mom and brother are out on a pontoon boat this morning. I would have loved to do that!! Washing instead!! That is okay!!
Hope everyone had a great 4th!! We at least got to go someplace!! YES!!
Thought for the day: "Happiness is a inside job!"