Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A Bridgeport Fourth of July.......

This past Fourth of July, we were able to head up to Bridgeport...

Bridgeport (California) has an AWESOME celebration.  The town has only a population of around 500, but it pulls off an amazing extravaganza full of food, fun, old fashioned games, a parade, food, and a great fireworks show that draws a whole lot of people!!  (I know I mentioned food twice, but the yumminess is so good!)

The day was jam packed full of fun.   We started with the most delicious Red, White, and Blue Pancakes at the Hayes Street Cafe (I so wish I had taken a picture, but dealing with Maleia at a restaraunt is challenging and I am lucky if I get to eat my full meal).  From there we headed to the parade.  While waiting, Bodie and I took turns following Maleia up and down the sidewalk and she was too cute for words!  I swear, she had this little bum wiggle that said she knew she was cute stuff!  LOL.  After we witnessed the pretty lively parade (some parades are dreadfully dull) we went to the courthouse to check out the games schedule--we had bribed Hayden to do the Grease Pole contest--and then we went back to Grandma's house and watched the mud volleyball game while Hayden and the cousins took turns jumping into the river. We again, were eating.  This time, it was giant burritos from the Jolly Cone. 

Later that day we watched Hayden attempt to climb the greased pole while I ate a fantastic strawberry funnel cake. I wished I had been able to eat it all.... Next it was off to Bodie's aunt's for a BBQ where we got to spend lots of time with cousins and finally when dark arrived--fireworks! Now, I did not get to see the show :-(.  Somebody, who shall remain nameless, did NOT like the big booms, so I went to bed with that little someone snuggled up next to me....Luckily, without my supervision, the boys did not loose any body parts while letting off fireworks.

It was a great time and I highly recommend the Bridgeport festivities.  Next year is actually going to be their 100th consective running of the festivities so I am sure whoever makes it will be in for a great time! 


1 comment:

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