Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Fourth of July, everyone! I am out of town, in Temecula, and I only have a few minutes on the computer/Internet, but I wanted to wish you all a very happy Independence Day!

We got here last night and are staying at the boy's grandma's house with his grandma (of course) and his sister and her family. We got a pre-Fourth fireworks show yesterday evening at Pechanga. It was a great display of lights in the air-- especially the finale-- but I'm hoping whatever show we witness tonight will be even better! And I hope there will be music... my favorite part of this holiday is hearing all the patriotic songs.

As the fireworks lit up the sky above the casino last night, I hummed a few. The boy wasn't as appreciative of my accompaniment, but once everyone piled in the car to go back to grandma's house, I was successful in getting the whole brood of us singing along. It was seriously like a scene out of a movie. Too funny!

The singalong stopped though when it started distracting our driver. We were singing I-don't-remember-which patriotic song while slowly driving through the casino traffic when all of a sudden the car slammed on its brakes and we came thisclose to hitting the car in front of us! One minute I was singing, the next I was screaming!

But life-threatening experience aside, a minute later, we were laughing at the whole thing, too.

I'm not sure what is on the agenda for today, except that there is a parade at 1 p.m. I'd like to vist a winery... we'll see how that works out. And the Pechanga Pow Wow is going on again today. We stopped by the Pow Wow yesterday and I was taken with all the booths selling Native American crafts like turquoise jewelry and dream catchers, but I walked away empty handed. Maybe that will change today.

Until then, I hope all my American readers have an wonderful Fourth. Celebrate safely!

Images via we heart it, here and here.


Hope Chella said...

These pictures are getting me psyched for tonight! Happy 4th of July :) xx

Erin said...

Happy 4th, Carissa!

Kristin said...

I hope you had a beautiful holiday!

Shoshanah said...

I've been to the Pechanga casino! It was actually the first place I gambled. Mainly because you only have to be 18 to gamble on an Indian reservation for some reason. I hope you had a great forth, and I'm glad to hear you survived your minor traffic accident!