Sue and I drove up to Ossipee Lake late Tuesday afternoon 07/03/18 to see the 4th of July Fireworks from her brother's wife's family camp.
The fireworks were supposed to start around 9:30, and so as the late afternoon and early evening wore on, a dozen or so of her niece's and nephew's, and great (and great-great!) nieces and nephews arrived.
We had a great time watching the kids splashing around in the water, and running all over the place. The weather was just perfect, and not too many mosquitoes were on the prowl. There was a lot of boat traffic across the lake from the cove that the house sits in, and it was nice to sit on the deck and watch all the holiday activity.
Alan's wife Joann brought cold cuts and macaroni salads for those who were hungry. They were having another party and cookout on the 4th, and so this was just a simple get together for those who wanted to watch the fireworks.
And while we were there, a wonderful thing happened: Morgan's longtime boyfriend, Christian, led her out onto the dock, knelt down, held up a ring, and proposed to her! Outstanding!
It's good we had proposal fireworks to hold us over because the lake fireworks didn't get going until something like 10:30pm. I don't know what the hold up was, but we were really tired.
The kids all had their fire sticks wrapped around their wrists, ready for the fireworks to start.
Boats were scattered all over the lake just outside of the cove on the other side of the island where the fireworks would be set off. Hopefully be set off....
I had just gone out to load Beau into the car so we could head out when the first boomer lit up the dark night sky. Of course, he went totally spastic with that after already being traumatized with all the small fireworks going on around us all afternoon.
When the big one went of he was beside himself. I let him out of the can and he hauled-ass back into the house as fast as he could go, tail plastered down between his rear legs. Poor guy....
Tracy got this great shot of all of us on the deck watching the fireworks exploding over the lake.
I'm so glad that we had stayed and didn't miss the fireworks because they were really, really good. Sue got some pretty good pictures of them, but without being there....
Part of the finale.
Part of the finale.