"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime"-MARK TWAIN

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Happy Birthday, America!



There hasn’t been much happening in our world lately that would be considered travel blog material.

Just normal everyday living.  Doing a few chores for an elderly aunt and uncle, cutting grass, picking and putting up Summer’s bounty, etc.  We have been doing a little car shopping for Wanda.  We haven’t been real pleased with her vehicle from day one, and might be working on a change.

We managed a road trip to Baton Rouge last Saturday for the day.  Made our first visit to a Trader Joe’s.  A neat little store with lots of stuff designed to part you with your money.  No, we didn’t leave with a any “Two (or Four) Buck Chuck.”Winking smile

As for the holiday itself, we’ll be close to home.  Our little lane is proudly displaying the Colors of Independence.  The neighbors are hosting the annual Fourth of July picnic, and the flags are flying.  There will be the normal burgers and hotdogs, along with slow cooked brisket and pork.  Watermelons, and homemade ice cream.  Red velvet cake, and blueberry pies. It’s amazing the food that appears at a Southern get-to-gather.Smile

Though I would like to be posting this blog from someplace like Idaho or Montana, there are benefits to being home for the Fourth……..jc


  1. NICE photo...Happy Independence Day to you, Wanda and your Family....Horst sends

  2. No two buck...darn... I love TJs...quality and price but I love food too...and anything different than the usual brand.
    Nice flag capture.....
    We're tending to my sis maybe longer than thought but we can do that as our home goes with do all will be well... got our ribs, beans, sweet corn, watermelon and apple pie and ice cream all ready!! Happy freedom day you two!!!

  3. Happy 4th to you and Wanda!!! Have a nice picnic...sounds like you'll definitely have enough food :-)

  4. Happy 4th to you guys too! Nothing like southern food is there!

  5. Happy 4th to you both.......doing a little catch up on the net while we are cooking a corn casserole in the DO for my mom's celebration. We are trying another recipe from the GE&H DO handout.
    Great weather here for all the cookouts....hope you two are having a wonderful day!

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