HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!
Today we're celebrating the birth of America, which happened so long ago when our countrymen wrote the Declaration of Independence. We are so blessed to live so freely as we do in America!
Let's remember to pray for our country, and for our leaders!
So we kind of celebrated on Saturday. My dad decided we were going out on the boat, so we headed out to these big lakes that we like to go to.
We stopped at Dollar General on the way, and learned that there were going to be fireworks at the lake (my dad had thought there might be). We bought a bunch of snacks and continued onward. :)
It was overcast and that lake was kind of choppy. Our boat hit another boats waves which made it rock pretty bad- I may have freaked out a little. :P
So we found a beach and beached the boat. ;D That's where the next... twenty pictures are at. Um, I took a lot of pictures- on that whole trip I took over 500. =)
It sprinkle-rained a little, but not the whole time- I was able to take lots of pictures still- er, obviously. :D
My dad beached the boat in another spot on that same beach, so I got to take some boat action pictures. :)
There were some pretty "big" waves. For a lake. (it is a huge lake though.)
Panorama time. :)
I took home some souvenirs. Aren't these pretty? So white. I think they're chalk or something.
Swimming kids. ;)
Nice dark rocks to photograph. :) Me and a couple of my siblings went walking for a while down the beach, but I didn't take my camera. (I went back to these rocks with my mom later.)
But while exploring, I found myself a nice little walking stick. It's white-ish and sturdy. ;) I like the beach wood... or maybe it's driftwood. I took a little piece home that was so smooth! Yea, I kind of have too much
junk stuff, and this is probably why. I keep stuff like that. :P
This isn't the best silhouette, but it's still cute. :)
We eventually headed out and went to where the fireworks were going to be.
The boat crowd. :) It was pretty cool, seeing all the boats around with their lights on, waiting for the show.
Then the fireworks began. It was a really good show! :) And I got some good pictures! First firework pictures I've taken, I believe. :)
So yes, it was a very neat experience watching the firework show from the boat- seeing them reflected off the water! :) And also being out on the boat in the dark and all. We had to wait a little while to get to the dock.
Anyhow, I had a very fun day Saturday! :D
IF YOU'VE ALREADY CELEBRATED THE 4TH OF JULY, WHAT DID YOU DO?