1. Flashbacks ~ Some holidays are the same year after year and others bring in brand new traditions. Always a joy reminiscing. 2. Home-cooked food ~ Because the 4th isn’t truly the 4th without a few rounds of burgers and BBQ 3. Furry friends (silly and sneaky Wrigs decided to eat 8 hot dogs at our BBQ) 4. Celebration of red, white & blue (especially in the edible sense) 5. Walking the boardwalk ~ Since I have deducted the heel problem is plantar fasciitis, I was left to bounce in the waves and walk along the piers rather than run off my excess energy. Not the same but what can I do.
6. Fresh summer produce 7. Picturesque sunsets ~ Although, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a sunset that was not stunning or memorable. It’s really the times that I am on vacation or make it a point to slow down and watch the sun disappear that I am thankful for another gorgeous day 8. Stuffed French toast 9. Beach days ~ sun, waves, sand ~ what more could you ask for? 10. Game time ~ Thanks to the first hurricane of the season, we were stuck inside most of Friday. But thanks to a handy round of “Salad Bowl” (take on Apples to Apples/“Things”/Charades) + Wimbledon, we were set to go. 11. Ocean City Classics ~ We didn’t get to hit all the good spots this trip, mostly because we were lucky to dine on homemade goodies, but the Mallon’s sticky buns did happen to make an appearance. 12. Happy Hour ~ That prime time for snacks, your beverage of choice, the occasional soccer match, and a good long chat on the front porch 13. Fireworks ~ What we saw at the beach on Saturday night (postponed due to the hurricane) was pretty neat but not nearly as spectacular as what I used to see skyrocket over Lake Crowley (California) when I was a kid. 14. Friends, family, and a good time