Happy Fourth!

Have a grehot-dog-fourth-of-julyat day, be safe.

We’ll be at the Farmer’s Market, then a parade. This afternoon we’ll be grilling chicken to go with corn on the cob, cole slaw and cheesecake. Later we’ll watch fireworks from home.

I couldn’t resist this image of hot dogs.

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13 Responses to Happy Fourth!

  1. Happy 4th to you and your wife. Sounds like a wonderful day. I ran and walked for awhile this morning, then Mary and I went and weeded out overgrown plot at the community garden, and the rest of the day thus far has been spent reading Wesley Chu’s new novel, Time Salvager. It is quite the page-turner. Tonight we are going to go out to eat with friends and then go back to their house to sit outside and watch all their neighbors light off fireworks.

  2. Jeff Meyerson says:

    Sounds good, Rick. We went to an off-Broadway matinee, ate barbecued chicken, baked potato and cornbread with a cup of chicken soup (it was cool out, believe it or not). Jackie ordered an ear of corn too, but unfortunately it was overboiled and soggy and inedible.

    Desssert? One piece of strawberry shortcake and one piece of chocolate cream pie for later.

    • Richard says:

      Our corn was done perfectly, since Barbara did it, the chicken was perfect (I did it) and it was a high of 101 here, still 96 right now at almost 7 pm. Barbara had a small cheesecake and I had a pocket piece pie. But you had more fun with that matinee.

  3. Jerry House says:

    Those dogs look good. Almost as good as your day sounded, Richard.

    We were up at six to pick up our fifteen-year-old grandson for an annual 5K race. He came in third — not his best time, but he finally beat his best friend Daniel, who came in fourth. (Of course Daniel was running with a broken toe, but Mark DID beat him.) Then we headed over to a local artisan fair where my daughter and son-in-law were selling hand-made soap and where we met a local cartoonist and bought three of his graphic novels (one was titled ADAM AND EVE BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE IN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE, so you know his stuff appealed to me). Later we feasted on Italian sausage sandwiches, corn on the cob, potato salad, and lemon cake, after which came a well-deserved nap. We skipped a local decorated boat parade (too crowded) and the evening fireworks display (ditto). Now we’re watching INDEPENDENCE DAY for the umpteenth time. All in all, another fine Fourth.

  4. Richard says:

    Jerry, we used to watch it every year but missed last and this year. Your day sounds like a lot of fun, and though I love hot dogs and would have had them, the wife wanted chicken, so… Enjoy the movie.

  5. Frank Denton says:

    Sounds like you had a good 4th. We went to the horse races at Emerald Downs, though our 2-yr.-old came back from a morning work with a bone chip, so he’s been sent back to the farm to heal. Still it was a nice day, hot for the northwest but I won’t complain. Tonight I’ll read more of Mike Ripley’s Mr. Campion’s Farewell, which while not an Allingham, has been a very good read so far. Happy 4th! To all!

  6. Mild weather–70s and sunny–was the order of the day on July 4th. We took a quick trip to Rochester to visit with family. But we were back in time for a holiday dinner with hot dogs and all the traditional picnic food. Hope everyone had a great time celebrating our Independence Day!

  7. Some good lookin’ dogs there.

  8. Belated 4th of July greetings, Richard! I hope you all had a wonderful celebration.

    • Richard says:

      Thanks, Prashant. We’re having the hot weather you’ll be familiar with, while on the east coast of the U.S. it’s cool and comfortable. Still, we had a nice meal and enjoyed the local fireworks show. A relaxing day.

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