The last few days have been full of activity. July 3rd was my aunt’s surprise birthday party, so we spent some time down in the crik (alternatively known as canyon for people who haven’t heard how ranching creek dwellers talk) with the Stewart clan. It was great to see that side of my family before our big trip. The men always seem to congregate together, drinking beer outside. The girls were fortunate enough for a lovely performance from the little ones (see pic below).
Geoff and I spent the 4th of July in my uncle Marc’s nice new boat. It was cool to see how the surf gate worked. Makes me wonder what they’ll come up with next to make wakes bigger and better! We surfed some, then went to a beach to hang out with a group of other people. I’m pretty sure Geoff sold a young man on going to school at Cal Poly.
After spending the day on the water, we had a small group of people over to the Janett house to light off fireworks. Kaylee, cousin Jeff, and Chase did most of the lighting. It made me tired watching them run back and forth to light off bottle rockets, roman candles, mortars, and any other fireworks we had.
All in all, we had a great Independence Day. Hope everyone else did as well!