Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Fourth of July


Every year on the 4th of July, one of the local mega churches takes over a park in the Heights. We went last year for the first time and Maggie had a blast.  All of the entertainment is free and the food is cheap, cheap, cheap.  We weren’t sure we were going to go this year.  There are a lot of people there and the thought of chasing Jessie around the park just didn’t sound all that fun, especially the idea of taking probably an hour to get home after the fireworks.  And with the 4th on a Wednesday, it just kind of throws the entire week off.

But, some of our friends had talked about going, so we gave Maggie the choice: we could either go to the water park or to Castle Rock for the celebration.  Maggie choose Castle Rock.  We decided to go early and not stay for fireworks, so Maggie & I met our friends Jeanne & Ellie – Ellie is almost 5 and she and Maggie get along great – around 5 p.m.  The girls had a lot of fun playing on the bouncy slides, houses, obstacle courses.  Jeanne bought both girls a sno-cone, which made her Maggie’s best friend.  We left at 7 and avoided the worst of the ride lines and traffic.

Maggie was a little sad when we did get home that she didn’t get to see the fireworks “in real life,” but did quickly realize that she was tired and had been a tad crabby at the end of our play time at the park.  It was a fun time and a great way to celebrate the 4th of July, even if we didn’t see or hear fireworks “in real life.”  Maybe next year …


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