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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 4th at the Beach Cottage

First Time Mini Led the Parade (2008)
Happy Independence Day weekend, Ya'll! I've been taking a break from renovations and projects to enjoy the three B's — biking, beach and BBQ. We've had guests every weekend since summer began and the guest rooms are booking up fast for July and August. It's been great fun biking, kayaking, and beaching it by day and cooking, eating, and drinking as the evening cools. I've been taking lots of photos, especially when we're biking through Orient State Park, winding through Orient town, then down through the backroads of lavender farm, but I've had little time to post to the blog. So, prepare yourself... photobomb up ahead. 

Every July 4th, our neighborhood association organizes a children's parade, where kids young and old decorate bikes, trikes, wagons, scooters and skateboards and meet up at a rendezvous point for a parade through our hood. Since our first summer at the cottage in 2008, the Mini Cooper, dressed in patriotic bunting, has kicked things off, with Yankee Doodle Dandy, Sousa marches and Woody Guthrie tunes blasting from the Harmon Kardon speakers. I thought I'd share a few pics. 

Happy Fourth!