I'm spending part of today getting ready (mostly cooking and tidying) for our modest little 4th of July celebration tomorrow. It will be just Mom, Wayne and me enjoying a cook-out and picnic on the porch at lunch time. If the weather cooperates, we'll watch for the annual sky diver to jump from a small plane with parachute and American flag. He always lands in a neighbor's yard amidst cheering and applause from all who watch the spectacle.
Once it gets dark, we'll watch the fireworks display over Lake Estes from our deck. We could get a much better view if we drove closer but we'd have to fight the traffic coming home. We do that only when we have the grandchildren here.
Time to hose the pine pollen off the porch and make potato salad.