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4 Generations celebrate the 4th of July {helicopter rides}

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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.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

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.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

There were bull rides, water slides, face painting, an old tyme photo booth and of course helicopter rides.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

They enjoyed getting “tossed!”

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

I mean, every party has a helicopter to tour around in right? 😉

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

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.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

The words, “you are shattering our dream to ever ride in a helicopter by not going with us,” was enough to make me go.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

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.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

I don’t like heights and the thought of riding in a helicopter made me sick to even think about it.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

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.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

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!”

4 generations celebrate the 4th of July

We had a blast and the day flew by. It ended with a night full of fireworks at the campground which we enjoyed on our new deck.

4 generations celebrate the 4th of JulyOur 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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  1. Wow, what a fun party! We once attended a birthday party where we got to go up in a 2 seater airplane. At first, I wasn’t going to go, but I’m glad I did. Exhilarating, yes!
    Going to make me some white burlap curtains for our dining room, following your tutorial. I’ll let you know how they turn out.
    Blessings, Karen