Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy 4th!

Marty and I had a great 4th of July with friends here in Norfolk. We spent Friday morning in Pungo, the southern portion of Virginia Beach. We love to drive down there to get away from city life and buy fresh produce and pick whatever is in season. We picked some yummy blueberries, yet not too many since they are just beginning to ripen.

After our morning in Pungo, we went to Harborfest. This is an annual festival that is held at Town Point Park, which is two blocks from our condo. Boats from all over the country, sail into Norfolk and dock along this park. It is so neat to see the enormous ships and all the details on the older boats. We went back later to see the fireworks.

On Saturday, we went to the beach ALL day. That may be my favorite part about living in this area. We spent the morning and afternoon with friends just lounging on the beach. It was a crowded beach day, yet it was the perfect way to spend the fourth. We left around 3pm and prepared to host a cookout at our place. We had some friends over to eat hamburgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob (from Pungo), salad and such- typical 4th of July food. Then we walked down to Town Point Park to enjoy the fireworks together.

Here is our yummy dessert from Family Fun. I used angel food cake instead of pound cake to cut down on calories/fat.

I have become much more thankful for the people that serve our country since I've lived in Norfolk. The Naval and Air force influence here is great, and I have had many opportunities to become friends with people that serve our country. I am very thankful that men and women sacrifice time with their families and friends, their health and sometimes their lives, to continue to keep America a safe and free country... THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO!


A.K. said...

that dessert looks delicious! did you grill it?! looks like a great day y'all had- i wish we lived closer to some more fresh produce out here!

MeredithT said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I have always wanted to go blueberry picking. I will need to do that now that I am at the beach! Glad you had a great time!