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.

4 comments:

Hope Chella said...

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

Erin said...

Happy 4th, Carissa!
xo

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!