Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Chapter Four- Almost an End

Hey there... Ah, July Fourth. The favored holiday for firework experts and novices alike. So here is where we find ourselves at day four of the five day weekend.

The morning started like a usual weekend would. Sleep in. Wake up. Go to our favorite diner for breakfast. I would've gladly made Adam breakfast, but he just loves his breakfast from Billy's! This independence Day was different from previous ones because this time I did not spend it with my family. Instead, we spent it with friends. After a late breakfast, we headed home for a few hours. I cleaned a little and Adam ran to the store. At about 2:45, we headed over to my friend Carissa's sisters' apartment. We were meeting a bunch of my friends there before going to play a couple games of laser tag. I had never been to play laser tag before, so I was excited. We had a whole group of us going- eleven total. When we got there, Dave (Carissa's brother-in-law) began dancing around like a little kid, all excited about Laser Quest. I kinda wondered what Adam was thinking, as it was the first time he had ever hung out with my friends. It didn't seem to faze him really. Good thing. We played two good rounds of tag and I did horrible in both. But I had a great time and felt like a kid again. It was probably the most active thing I've done in a long time. After laser tag, I bid my friend fare-well as they went off to their own picnic and Adam and I went to ours. We had been invited to Adam's friend Greggs' house on Lake Ontario. It was mostly Gregg's family at the picnic, but I still managed to enjoy myself. Gregg has a jet ski which Adam and I got to enjoy for a bit. We hadn't brought our bathing suits, so I just rolled up my pant legs and tried not to get too wet. No use really. I gave up trying before getting too far. Adam drove really fast and I hung on tight. Good thing I had a dry sweatshirt in the car. Eventually we had to go to Gregg's real house (this house was one he had just flipped and was selling) because Adam had brought fireworks and we couldn't set them off down by the lake because the other houses were too close. So we packed up and drove off. The guys had a great time blowing stuff up for the first hour while waiting for it to get dark. Milk jugs, water bottles... "What else can we blow up?" This picture is of Adam getting ready to blow up a milk jug. It actually was pretty cool. They were such Piroes. (How do you spell that?) Anyways, the fireworks were big and beautiful and fun to watch. We got home late and exhausted. I still had one more day off, but Adam had to go back to work the next day. Sleep was good after a long, exciting Independence Day. Happiness to all!

6 comments:

Martha said...

Put a firecracker into the hands of a man and he is immediately transformed into a little boy.

Bethany said...

Hear, hear.

Rachel said...

It sounds like you guys had a great time. Talking about men liking to blow things up, when we were at Mike and Donna's with our other friend's, all 5 males were either setting them off or close to where they were being set off, and all of the women (7 of them) were sitting far back watching. It was quite comical!

Jim the 3rd said...

Fireworks are illegal, you pyros! (as opposed to "gyros" which is spelled similarly but pronounced much differently and has nothing to do with fireworks, except you may eat one while you watch fireworks.)

gramanita said...

oooooooooh Martha...thats a good one...could be a famous quote by "Martha" I LIKE IT!and oh soooo true...

gramanita said...

That Jim the 3rd...he is something else...youv'e gotta go to your dictionery each and every time you read something he has written...so heres one for you Jim the 3rd... s t i l l....can't post photos on here..do you suppose they know me and know how many I might post...?? anyway...you sound great...and I always learn things from you...now back to my ...(heres one for you)Donair...with extra sauce...