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Stars and Stripes Forever

This year’s 4th of July was relaxed and fun and beautiful.  My newly married friends Mary and Brian had us over for a cookout. There was delicious food, rousing games of badminton, sparklers, and fireworks (both at the house and downtown). Adam and I walked towards downtown to see the big show (one of the best in the country). We had an awesome view….my only complaint is that we didn’t have the coordinated music courtesy of the Nashville Symphony.

Delicious spread

Adam and Mary - badminton domination

Think this was the Cricket firework

Adam and his sparkler

Downtown fireworks

Downtown


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Food & Friends = Fun

It was a wonderful long holiday weekend. I was little worried that a lot of my friends were going to be out of town and that I would have nothing to do. I really would have been ok with nothing to do, but it ended up being a fun and busy weekend. Friday night I got to see friend AP who is in law school in Knoxville and I don’t get to see very often. Catching up with friends is always a good time. Saturday (July 4) was a good time of hanging out with two different groups of friends, a hot chicken festival, and getting soaking wet on the roof of one of campus buildings trying to see the downtown fireworks. Today was an impromptu cookout at our house by roommate KS and I that was a great time, even meeting some new friends! Below are some pictures, mostly from the chicken festival (sadly there is no documentation of the adventure to the roof in the rain or from the fun cookout today; I’ve got to start doing better with the camera again!!). For the weekend starting out very crappy, it ended very well.

The ingredients for a good time = friends and good food

eating watermelon while waiting in line for chicken

eating watermelon while waiting in line for chicken

we waited in line for over an hour for this chicken

we waited in line for over an hour for this chicken

finally enjoying chicken

finally enjoying chicken

brownies i made for a cookout

brownies i made for a cookout