Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July!

This year for the 4th we decided to drive down to Idaho Falls to spend the holiday "Dickson Style"! When I was a kid we would spend the 4th of July at the Greenbelt in IF. We would go to the parade, ride bikes, picnic, and stay late for the fireworks! So that's what Daniel and I did with CJ and Gabe this year.

We stayed with Grandma Turnage of course, so first we got up early to go to a flag raising ceremony and breakfast with her ward. From there we headed straight to the parade where CJ had a blast trying to catch candy. After we went home and had a little nap it was time to hop on the bikes and head to the Greenbelt. We rented a bike trailer for Gabe and he loved riding around in it and CJ loves riding his bike anywhere for any reason. Grandma even brought her bike down to the river and rode around with us.

Pedaling around helped us work up an appetite so we stopped for dinner at Chili's then went and claimed our spot for the fireworks. While we were there CJ got his face painted and Daniel tried to take another snooze, but mostly it was people watching and listening to CJ ask 'How much longer before the fireworks start?'.

When it was finally dark it was time for the big finale! The fireworks were great! It is, after all, the biggest and best fireworks display west of the Mississippi! CJ loved watching! Gabe was interested at first but then got a little bored. I think he realized if he sat still for very long he was going to fall asleep. After it was all over it was time for us to ride back to Grandma's. It was a lot of fun racing past all the the cars that were backed up and all the walkers who had to park blocks away! We made it back in pretty good time!

It was so much fun to be in Idaho Falls for the 4th! It brought back a lot of memories. Of course it is always great to see Grandma too! She always makes it so easy to stay with her!

We hope everyone else had a great holiday too!

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