Wednesday, July 11, 2007

4th of july

I love the 4th of July it has always been a favorite holiday of mine. San Angelo does an awesome job at the 4th exspecially for such a small west Texas town. We actually have the fourth largest 4th of July celebration in the state, drawing a crowd of about 35000 people.

The celebration really begins on the 3rd with the San Angelo symphony pops concert. This is by far my favorite event. In fact I love it so much that I have joined the rest of the "crazies" in San Angelo and annually participate in the "running of the tarps" (see above blog for an in depth discussion of this event). The pops concert includes these exciting events: the posting of the colors by goodfellow afb, a b-1 fly bye from Abilene.... numerous cannons blasts from the cannons at fort concho (brought over for the event) and of course patriotic music and fireworks.

from left to right... in front my nephew and niece jacob and back naomi memaw, lanie bug, and ryan

So here is a great group picture ( minus me and D-dad) of us at the pops concert. On the 4th of July me maw invited all the family in town over for hamburgers, swimming for the kids in the back yard and of course homemade ice cream. We had a wonderful time. After supper we all headed over to the San Angelo colts stadium to see the fireworks.

Happy 4th of July!


Lena said...

Cute kids and cute dogs :) I wasn't ignoring you, I was on the phone with an old friend when you called, a mutual friend of ours is battling cancer and I was filling her in :( We got off the phone REALLY late...but I can talk and myspace at the same time yo!

El Brewer said...

Awsome celebration! I'd have to say that with Texan pride I bet the 4th is there is awsome. Maybe we will have to visit one day.