The Grandkids at the Dartmouth Ave Parade

Our annual trip down to the Cape for the Fourth of July holiday was a success. We came down on Tuesday morning in a heavy fog. It was so foggy that we could not see the Bourne Bridge until we were on it. The fog burned off later on though and we were able to enjoy a great day at the beach. We followed that with pizza for dinner on the sunporch. Then we went over to a family friend’s house for July 3rd party where the kids had some other kids to play with and also their cousins.

Yesterday, we went to the annual Dartmouth Ave Parade where the kids enjoyed the entertainment and Andrew got up to tell a joke. what a difference a year makes. This year he ran on up to the table and hopped up, took the microphone and confidently told his jokes.

Telling jokes at the #DartmouthAveParade

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We then walked in the parade. I took a portion of the giant flag this year. I usually just take photos but have not done as much in the past few years. I still do like to take my fireworks photos, though. This year, we watched from a whole new location. Well, the same location just moved over to the left a ways. We got to watch from the private beach directly in front of the house in front of my parent’s place. The people who own the house invited us all to come over and watch. It was such a great spot. I actually set up my tripod on the lawn and took photo after photo. This was one of my best.

Falmouth Fireworks 2018

Andrew actually made it much further this year than past years. He fell asleep right before the finale. In past years he has fallen asleep before the fireworks even started. We decided to stay a bit longer after the fireworks for some dessert and so I put Andrew on a lawn chair and let him sleep out under the stars.

Fireworks Sleeper

On the morning of the 4th I was up really early. For some reason I’ve woken up super early each day here. I usually sleep much longer. But, because I was up so early and it was a nice morning I took my drone over to the beach and flew it up to get a nice shot of the Falmouth Heights Beach shoreline. I even captured our house and the house where we celebrated the Fourth.

Sky View of Falmouth Heights Beach

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