Our Fourth of July

This is a few weeks behind the times, and I don’t know about where you live, but our 4th of July was very hot. So, so, SO, hot outside. Despite the heat, I ventured out with Natasha in the mei tai and we walked to Main Street (since we live “in town” that’s actually a possibility now) for the town’s 4th of July parade. Funny thing was, even though we’re back in the States, we were surrounded by Spanish speaking onlookers. Needless to say, this Independence Day Parade was a little different than Panama’s Independence Day Parade. This one was comprised of politicians, tractors and firetrucks.

Anyway, Natasha was pretty thrilled with her “treat”, and she licked it ever so slowly upon returning to our air conditioning. I still haven’t found the stick:)


The rest of the day was spent cooking, in preparations for our picnic supper at the Lake. It was very yummy, and I was rather proud of it, if I don’t say so myself. :) We had a BLT casserole, and raspberry tarts (that turned out more like a crumble) for dessert. Okay, that  doesn’t sound like much, but it was rather time consuming: Make biscuits, make mayonnaise, bake the bacon, fry the eggs, assemble, make the tart crusts, raspberry filling, etc…

We ate on the dunes, watching the sun go down, with Daniel’s family and waited for the fireworks to start.


Seth tried to teach Natasha to take a picture with an i-phone.




Then the fireworks started. We could actually see the launch site!



And Natasha “caught” them.



It is good to be back in the United States of America. Except, Boquete has better weather.


3 thoughts on “Our Fourth of July

  1. This is *adorable*, Janel. The picture of you and Natasha at the beach is such a good one. The picnic setting is perfect, and Natasha catching the fireworks is so cute!

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