We did a few things this year around this day. It was brutally hot and humid, so none of them were as fun as they could have been, but we tried.
On June 30, we went to the Rohr’s annual July 4th gathering. It was a hot day as well, but they have a pool that people can enjoy. It is always a relaxing time to be with friends and catch up. There were also fireworks that night in Mt. Eaton. We let the girls stay up for them and opted to watch them from our backyard. You could definitely see them. I would say they were bigger than I thought they would be; Jeremy said they were a bit smaller. The girls would like to drive closer next year. Maybe we will…
On Tuesday (3rd), we went with Grandma Yoh to listen to the Air Force Band who was playing in Wooster. It was a good time. The music was fun to listen to. I texted a high school/college friend who lived in the area, and she came down and hung out with us. It was good to catch up with her. We also noted that the one trombone player looked like Goose from Top Gun. I took a picture, but we are too far away to give you a clear view.
On Wednesday (4th), we went with Grandma Yoh to the Fredricksburg parade. We have been going here for the since 2012. It is a good, long parade. The only thing missing is a band. The girls enjoy it. This year, we sat a little closer to the start of the parade and got a ton of candy! I had them pick 50 pieces, and we donated the rest to the church candy dish!
We followed that up with an evening with the Ohio Light Opera out in the square in Wooster. (Same place we were on Tuesday.) This was an orchestra and later, singers. It was also good music. I am glad my kids were able to go hear this.