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Photo-less Fourth

By July 5, 2012December 16th, 2014Weekend


It wasn’t until we were in the car on the way home that I realized I hadn’t taken any pictures of our 4th of July festivities. We kind of wanted to be low-key this year. Typically we attend barbecues and see a lot of friends, but this year, we kind of wanted to go tame. I’ve been working really hard getting settled in at my new job and the idea of a big hoopla felt kind of tedious. We actually spent a good part of the day working, then I took a nap while Neil got the car detailed. Then we threw together some snacks and dessert, jumped in the car and headed to Neil’s friend’s house.

A fellow foodie himself, he had spent the day smoking a pork loin, grilling corn and making homemade ice cream. It was amaaaaazing! He also opened a bottle of mead, which we both got to try for the first time. It kind of reminded me of sake?

Our meal was so good, we lost track of time and only managed to catch the second half of our town’s firework display. Then we walked back to his house, talked trade (IT) for a bit, and headed home. It was a nice break.

How was your 4th of July?

PS – Pie recipe forthcoming


  • Leah says:

    We spent the fourth at my parents’ house at the tail-end of our vacation. They had two couples over (one of whom I’ve known since I was a wee one), so it was fun but quite adult. We played a lot of ping pong, which was probably the highlight of the night. My parents have high decks, and their house overlooks the Columbia River, so we got a view of several fireworks shows in addition to everything in our neighborhood. With all that was set off, we essentially got a 3d show. It’s also nice to not have to deal with traffic going home, since we’re there already.

    • Jessica says:

      I’d love to get to the point where we are hosting something, I hate the drive home! Sounds like an awesome fourth!