As Independence Days go...this one was not the norm. It turned out rather cool and cloudy, although it was at least dry. In Spokane weather history there has never been a 4th of July where the temperature has reached 100 degrees, and this one fell 29 degrees short as the afternoon high reached a balmy 71. What started out to be a sunny morning quickly turned cloudy, and it stayed that way until evening. Since Kay and I moved to Spokane 10 years ago we have gone down to Riverfront Park to watch the fireworks every year except one. Well, make that 2 since we stayed home to grill a steak and watch the fireworks from NY City on TV. All things considered, I do believe that we made a wise choice. The steak was delicious and the weather has turned quite windy and chilly this evening.
Earlier today we had a good turnout at church, considering that this is a long holiday weekend. The service was well received by those who were there, and even though the sermon was a little longer than it needed to be no one complained...at least not to my face. The afternoon was highlighted by a short nap...SWEET...and then Kay and I went out to the driveway to wash and detail the "Family Truckster". I'll have to post pictures soon.
The day has wound down to almost its close, but tomorrow is going to be something to look forward to. In the afternoon we are driving down to the Tri-Cities, about 2 hours southwest of Spokane, to take in a drum and bugle corps competition. Long long ago...in a place far, far way...I did 9 years of drum and bugle corps from the age of 13 to 21. If you are not familiar with it, drum corp is like marching band on steroids! If you have ever seen a competition you will be a fan for life. If you have never seen it you just won't understand. Anyway...we are looking forward to a very nice and exciting trip to Pasco tomorrow afternoon.