Fourth of July

Thursday night we were visited by Shannon's sister Michelle. Then Friday, my mom joined the Independence Day Weekend Party (probably should have been the official name).

I don't really recall the order of things, but we played games, made fresh ravioli, made hummus, grilled burgers, played many games, watched a short fireworks show, had Sonic drinks, watched movies. Um, oh, went to Lowes, went to Fresh Berry, ate at Copelands along with some other places, and just hung out.

To further some of the above topics....

The fireworks show was odd. We went to the river (near our hockey rink) to watch the city's free display. We found a great spot on a hill and sat down to watch the show. It started about 30 minutes early for fear of a thunderstorm. The show lasted about 20 minutes. Why so short? Does Tulsa just skimp on the explosions? No, there was a malfunction and the show got cut short.
"What happened was a mortar that went off - exploded either really close to its container, or inside its container, and caused a fire on the trailer, burning over into another trailer nearby," said Captain Michael Baker of the Tulsa Fire Department.
You can read about it here if you'd like. It's too bad. But that's okay, no one got hurt and we at least got to see some fireworks. Plus, if we are here next year for it then we know where to go and watch it!

And about the many games we played...

actually, I decided I'd just write up a review post about the games, so stay tuned!

In conclusion, I had a nice weekend and I hope Mom and Michelle and Shannon did too!

1 comment:

Irene said...

yes I had a very nice 4th of July. It was alot of fun. I always love to spend time with you guys. It was a bit weird that we didnt work on anything in the house. I think it is the first time I visited without us renovating something.