First, I forgot my camera. I hate that. I spent the evening reaching for my camera, which I didn’t have with me.
Second, It was a lovely evening. We met our good friends at the Custom House, enjoyed wonderful music, kids activities and saw lots and lots of friends and neighbors. Michael was working but it’s one of his favorite events, so that was okay.
Third, my middle daughter and her friends actually met one of their favorite characters from the Hunger Games movie (who’s name I can’t remember, sorry!). The new Grown Ups movie is being filmed in the area, so there have been many celebrity sightings in town over the past month or so. Adam Sandler, Chris Rock and lots of younger actors who they know from tv… my kids have been enjoying this.
Fourth, about an hour before the fireworks were to start a dark cloud started to form just behind the wharf area. I took my youngest kids to play on the beach for a little while and watched it hoping that the cloud would move south or west or north.. It just sat there and slowly darkened. What ensued is best described in this Salem News Article:
We did have the advantage of being able to duck into my husbands workplace to watch through a window during the lightening. It was nice to look around and see all five of my kids and several of their friends safely there.
As I said a few weeks ago, there’s nothing like the fourth of July in Salem!
Tomorrow, a garden update! Time to get out there and weed. It’s amazing how much things change in our garden in two weeks.
Thanks for stopping in!
- The Fourth of July at Salem Willows (thesalemgarden.com)