First and foremost, a very happy fourth of July to all! This happens to be the third fourth of July that I will not be at home in sunny California. So, while everyone is getting ready for BBQ’s, beach or mountain trips, or other family fun, I’d share some fun throwback shots. Boy have times changed.
Back to 10th grade in Mammoth Lakes, California
~ Always a treat to hike, bike, and watch the annual street parade ~
This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave. ~Elmer Davis
In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
A few years spent in the “rustic” Alisal lodge area near the Santa Ynez Valley.
I believe in America because we have great dreams – and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. ~Wendell L. Wilkie
Practically twins just chilling at the buffet
My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue. ~Author Unknown
Family trips with biking (attractive…we try)
Golfing (watch out…we’re joining the WPGA) 😉
If you take advantage of everything America has to offer, there’s nothing you can’t accomplish. ~Geraldine Ferraro
Where liberty dwells, there is my country. ~Benjamin Franklin
America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. – Harry S. Truman
Pensively playing shuffleboard – the “old person” or California way. So many of my friends have talked about playing shuffleboard, but I guess they are talking about the mini version in bars.
Not exactly the most patriotic location – just the middle of the United Kingdom. Needless to say they didn’t really celebrate the 4th as we do.
Today I’m blessed to be celebrating with my family friends by the beach. Hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend!
From every mountain side
Let Freedom ring.
~Samuel F. Smith, “America”