7.05.2011

How We Spent the 4th Weekend...Part 3

     Sunday at 7 am we heard the fire sirens go off.  They go off periodically because there is a volunteer fire department and they signal various emergencies, however this time it was to announce the start of the annual Fireman's Pancake Breakfast  fundraiser -- another 4th of July weekend tradition.  By the time the six of us got ready, we ended up having breakfast in the late morning.  We always try to support our local firefighters (since my brother is also a firefighter).  For a $6 adult and $4 kids donation, the breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, potatoes, orange juice and coffee. It's fun to chat with the firefighters and check out the trucks and equipment in the firehouse.
     Next, we were off to the beach again....it was another hot day with a decent breeze for hanging out at the beach.  There is not much to say about the beach except it's the best thing and I was too busy relaxing to take many pictures.  Again, we swam, played and relaxed!
     Later, while we were still at the beach we heard people talking about the power being out again....we actually thought they might be joking 'cause there was also a lot of that going on at the beach....come to find out it was true :(  This mom can't do 90s very well without air conditioning so we went back and decided to venture out to find a restaurant with some power.  After driving back toward civilization 20-30 minutes, we found that our nearest "big city" had power so we opted for dinner at Ruby Tuesday -- I love their salad bar and it was nice to be in air conditioning again! 
     Afterwards, we decided to take our time getting back since we were unsure exactly when the electricity would be back on.  As we headed back we decided to do some putt putt golfing.  Even though they did not have electricity, we were still able to golf.  I had a great time with the kids cracking up at our golfing skills.  Jacob actually got two "holes in one", but the rest of us were not so lucky.  Sometimes I did really good and sometimes....I didn't!  Then, one last stop at the only ice cream shop in town with a generator and just as we were finishing up our ice cream - voila -- the power went back on!  How's that for timing?  Five minutes back to our place and then we settled in for the night to watch a DVD.
     Headed home on the 4th of July somewhat exhausted and just in time for some grillin'!!  Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as we did!!
 
The View of Lake Huron from our deck

     
                 Yes, I had to bribe them!
                                                                                               
          No Power, Main Street Lexington, MI


Jacob Wanted to Help Grill!

It Was a Good 4th of July Weekend!

2 comments:

The Pawlak Family said...

Sounds like a great time! I swear the weekend of the 4th is my favorite part of every summer!!

Jennifer said...

That looks like a great time!! It didn't even rain where we were????