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Happy belated 4th of July! Our 4th wasn’t exactly full of sun bathing and boating as hurricane Arthur blew through leaving us with a day of rain but the day wasn’t a complete washout. We enjoyed a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant and then we took the kids, along with my parents, to see the movie Malifecent. The movie was fabulous and I would totally see it again.
We ended up celebrating our holiday on Saturday, the 5th at an annual Western themed event hosted by a family friend and owner of where my dad works. Remember I told you a while back, some of us also work together? You can read all about that on our workplace page.
There were bull rides, water slides, face painting, an old tyme photo booth and of course helicopter rides.
They enjoyed getting “tossed!”
I mean, every party has a helicopter to tour around in right? 😉
My step daughters refused to go unless I went with them and I refused up until the end. There were two helicopters so my dad took my son and I went with the girls.
The words, “you are shattering our dream to ever ride in a helicopter by not going with us,” was enough to make me go.
My husband had to work this day so unfortunately, he wasn’t able to join us so needless to say, I had no choice but scare the crap out of myself and go on the ride.
I don’t like heights and the thought of riding in a helicopter made me sick to even think about it.
The fact that there were no doors on the helicopter was even worse. This one above though, has no fear. She was waiving, giggling, snapping pictures and hanging out the opening. Crazy. I just closed my eyes and screamed most of the way.
I will admit, once we were finally on the ground and all safe and sound, it was a completely exhilerating experience. Will I do it again, I don’t think so! I told the girls to ask my grandfather to take them in the helicopter and he said, “are you crazy, I might be old but I am not stupid!”
Our 4th of July weekend was one I will never forget and I’m sure the kids won’t either. I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend with friends and family. It’s amazing that one week is already gone from July and half the month will be over before we know it. Where does time go? I swear the older we get, the faster it goes!
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