Well our 4th was fairly busy. I've always had to work the holidays,but the job I have now, I can enjoy holidays with my family. Hut and I went to downtown Winter Haven on Thursday night, where they did their celebration a day early. They had bouncy houses for the kids, some food and a band. The band was pretty good. Fat Frank and the Plankspankers. They shot off fireworks at 9pm but we didn't stay for those. It kept raining off and on and we are a couple of old farts, so we went home. Of course, we stopped at Andy's Igloo on the way home for ice cream (any one familiar with Winter Haven knows Andy's is the place to go for ice cream). Wade and Chrisitina came and spent Thursday night and Friday night with us. We started Friday but going to Frostproof because they were going to have this HUGE yard sale/flea market. Well it was supposed to start at 8am but by 10:30 they still didn't have anything set up. They had boat races going on too and we were going to watch them but decided not to stick around. Wade used to race boats when he was younger and had raced on Lake Clinch. Well the rest of the morning we spent eating at IHOP and hitting some yard sales. The only deal we found was a Dukes of Hazzard portable record player. Hut had to have it. After that we went home, cooled off and then headed back into the heat to Cypress Gardens. Cypress Gardens is famous for it's water ski show and for New Year's Eve and July 4th they do a nighttime one. They light up the boats and use spotlights. I worked there for 2 years and never got to see the show. It was great! Unfortunately Christina was in charge of the camera and I have no pictures. Right at the end of the ski show, they shot off the fireworks over Lake Eloise. It was beautiful. My other son Scott spent his 4th with friends at Sea World. So a good time was had by all. I hope everyone else had a safe, happy, fun-filled 4th.
Me and Hut waiting for the fireworks to start. Wade and Christina doing the same. Some of the crowd around us doing the same.
Hi, my name is Bonnie. Welcome to my blog. I have been happily married for 20 years to my wonderful husband, Hut. Others know him as Richard or Jerome. There is also my son, Wade, his wife, Diana and my granddaugthers, sweet Layla Sue and Rossi Jean. And my other son, Scott. I also have 3 dogs, Max, the last of my original family of dogs, Molly, the youngest one and Bailey, our basset hound. I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family. I am also a diabetic, which can be very challenging at times. But having the support of family and friends makes it easier. Please leave a comment when you stop by for a visit. I would love to know you've been here.