Daily Archives: July 9, 2008

July 4th

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  Amber and I really wish we could have spent the holiday back in Mountain Home with our families (even though there were some pretty bigs storms over the weekend), but we had a lot of fun here.  First, Amber had to work in the morning but it wasn’t bad because she was in a local parade.  She works as a marketing assistant at Chick-fil-a, so she handles most of the community events that Chick-fil-a is involved in, including parades.  I drove the truck while she assisted another employee in the back that was dressed up as the cow.  It was a lot of fun and a great start to the morning. 

Later in the afternoon we decided to take our scooter to the beach.  We didn’t think that we would get in because it was a holiday but there was plenty of parking, and the tide was up!  Once we got down to the water we were warned that there were jellyfish in the water and several kids were coming out saying they were stung.  But we went in anyway because the lifeguard and others were telling us that we would easily see them before we get stung.  We didn’t see anything for awhile but then some others found one and we went over to see it.  The guy picked it up from the top so the tentacles were in the air and he didn’t get stung.  Later Amber and I saw another one and this time I picked it up!  The other guy made it look easy and I wasn’t really worried about being stung anyway because everyone else who was stung looked fine after about 30 minutes.  The thing was actually heavier than I imagined and slimy like a fish!  But don’t worry, I wasn’t stung.  Amber didn’t want to hold it but she was brave enough to touch the top!

We did shoot any fireworks off that evening because we live in an apartment complex.  Instead, we hopped on our scooter and rode around the neighborhood and watched everyone else’s show!  Finally, we settled in and watched a movie with a couple friends.

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