Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Celebrating the 4th on the 5th

Well before leaving to visit my friends in Jersey I added their hometown to my 'favorites' list on the weather app on my phone.  Just to be prepared. Other people do that too, right?

Okay, anyways prior to even boarding the plane I had seen that there was a pretty significant chance of rain on the 4th.  Thumbs down.  It turns out that while meteorologists may only get the weather right half the time, Hurricane Arthur wouldn't be deterred.  Damn him.

Just to spite the rain we packed up and headed to Dan's brother's house anyway!  It took two cars to get all the gear, food, drinks and dogs down there. 
blueberry pie
Mmm, pie!
Food for the 4th of July
Obligatory red, white and blue food.
The rain finally quit late afternoon, but the fireworks had already been moved to Friday.  And it honestly worked out for the best!  It was a beautiful day!

Practically perfect, actually.  
Jet skiing
Hot roddin'!
Pool view
Yep.  This didn't suck.
PSA: In that red cup there, one of the tastiest margaritas I've ever had!  My friend Laura perfected this recipe before I got to town.  We made one EPIC modification, pureed strawberries.  Just do it!

While floating in the pool drinking Laura's dog Sailor went from a position on the pool deck much like this...
To this in nothing short of a millisecond!  It should be noted that I successfully handed off my margarita, without spilling a drop mind you, after I was pounced on!  Then Laura snapped that gem of a pic.
Floating with a silver labrador
Sailor, the floating silver Labrador.

Toms River, NJWe finally lost the sun, but were treated with a pretty fantastic sunset over the water.  All the boats... they're just biding for the fireworks to start.  Nothing like a front row seat for the show!Fireworks on the water

Did you get to watch fireworks on Independence Day?  Or like me, did Mother Nature have other plans for you?


  1. What a perfect way to spend the 4th (5th) - lake, pool, margs! And that pie looked so pretty!


  2. Those sunset pictures are amazing, as are your fireworks shots! I'm glad the weather didn't end up being too bad and you had a great weekend!

  3. Your late 4th looks fun/nice pics!

  4. Too cute with the your new pool float buddy! the firework pictures are good! Sounds like you had a great weekend!