Tuesday, July 24, 2012

4th of July

I took lots of photos at the Little Man's epically hot birthday party last Saturday. But, with all the events of the weekend, I haven't even gotten through to just look at them, let alone upload them. But, I still have lots of photos from our time in Colorado, so I thought, before July is over, we would cover July 4th in Vail:

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Waiting for the bus

There is a free bus in Vail that will take you around town. It turns out Dad and Torchy's hotel room had a balcony that overlooked the parade route, so we decided to go to their place to watch the parade. The thing is, the bus drives along the parade route too, so we had to get up and over early to catch a bus before they stopped running for a while. We made it on the very last bus. We could have walked, but this was of course much faster, especially with all the crowds out for the parade.

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People were handing out flags.
LM loved to play with the flags.

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Daddy and LM, on the balcony, ready for the parade.

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Look at all those curls - sort of. His hair was straight, relatively speaking, in CO.

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The restaurant below us - see the guy in the green and black hat.
Soooo Colorado.

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Wearing Mommy's shoes.

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Beginning of the parade - motorcycles that were LOUD!

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The color guard

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A band!

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Homemade floats.

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A band on a float!

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This what he looks like when he says, "cheese"!

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Fire trucks!

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This HS group did a great show with empty tubs and sticks.

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Since I have to visit this place almost every year,
I had to take a photo of the Vail Valley Medical Center float.

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Roller derby team!

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Cool - construction equipment.
LM loved this part.

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Then there is this shot. Which I LOVE!

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Then after a brief break in the parade, the lawn chair brigade came by!
They were very entertaining.

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Then, for dinner, we went over to our place and had burgers and birthday cake for me!

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Our place had a very small table.
We were cozy around that table!

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S bought me this cake from a local bakery!

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And a hug from my boy. It was a good day.

See you soon!

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy that you had a good birthday with your men. Loads of red, white, and blue as usual for your day. I am sorry that you did not have fireworks this year to help you celebrate... dang drought. I hope you never have to miss another fireworks show on your big day. I do know that getting hugs from LM made up for it.
    Love,
    mom

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