Saturday, July 14, 2012

4th of July 2012

       July is always a busy time in Tahoe. My family comes for a week, Jon's sister and mom usually come for a visit, we celebrate my birthday and Nolan's birthday, work is busy, other friends are in the area, and there's a little holiday called the 4th of July. And its all crammed into a measly 31 days. The 4th of July is one of my most favorite holidays and Tahoe does the 4th right. It certainly starts off the whole month on the right foot. 
       On the morning of the 4th, we headed to Truckee for their huge annual Independence Day parade. Jon and I had been in the parade but we hadn't yet been spectators. We parked ourselves right in front of the Dairy Queen. Because whats more all-American then the Dairy Queen?
The parade goes on for miles, starting in new town and ending in old town Truckee. 

All of the fire engines that lead the parade were a bit loud, 
so Nolan spent most of the morning like this.
See what I mean.
He was plenty excited to see everything coming down the street.
We camped out with our friends, the Millers including baby Lyla.
That evening we had a very low key BBQ on our porch with a couple of friends, 
and then walked down to the lake to take in the show.
Jon and I would love to start a tradition of a BIG annual 4th of July party, 
we just haven't quite pulled it off yet.
Hopefully next year!