Sunday, July 14, 2013


   Hi body is back to work, but my mind is still on vacation.  The heat wave extended through the entire 4th weekend, and we enjoyed our pool immensely.
   Hope everyone enjoyed their Fourth of July celebrations.  We watched TV from home as the Boston Pops performed on the Esplanade.  All of the performers were from Boston this year, and the theme was Boston Strong.  Many of the survivors of the Marathon bombings were in the front row, and the metro transit cop, who was wounded in the gun fight in Watertown, Mass.  lead the Pops for a few songs.  He was an inspiration to everyone even though he is on crutches, and still has a long recovery ahead of him.
  The 1812 Overture is the signature event, and it was fantastic!  The anthems for each service branch was played, and the audience was asked to stand if they had ever served,as the crowd cheered with gratitude.  Maestro Keith Lockhart reminded us that Boston invented the United States.  If it were not for the original Patriots in Boston in 1776, with the Boston Tea Party, and the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, who knows if America would be free today.  It is fitting that Boston's Independence Day celebration was the first of its kind in the country.  I believe it started in 1976, as part of the nation's Bi-Centennial (200 years).
  The fire works display was wonderful.  We were worried about leaving our dog home alone with the neighborhood fire works, and  really had no desire to venture too far from our air conditioning.
  Hopefully there is still a lot more summer weather is ahead of us, and our remaining vacation days are full of sun and fun.....and the beat goes on.....the beat goes on......

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