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Happy Birthday America!

post #1 of 13
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We usually wake up and watch Breakfast at Wimbleton, then the movie Independence Day.  Got pulled pork and spare ribs in the works. Will also grill dogs, burgers, and corn o the cob.  Then, BOOM!  Fireworks.  What you got on today?
post #2 of 13
We'll spend the afternoon by the banks of a local river (Nooksack), then a light dinner followed by fireworks at home.  The city has a great display and we look right down on top of the launching site from our house.  We invite everybody we know over for the show which seems to explode right in your lap.  It's great to not have to drive anywhere.

232 years young!
post #3 of 13
Yup, breakfast at Wimbledon (my brain always wants to pronounce it with at 't' as well).  TdF Prologue, out to shop for some grass fed steaks and some ribs to go with the chipotle slaw then we'll hang around the homestead cooking and lounging on the deck.  Last night there was a pretty good fireworks show that we could see from the driveway.  Usually on the fourth we can see a few good ones from the deck.
post #4 of 13
From one fine American to all others
Happy 4th.
post #5 of 13
20 mile MTB ride, nap/chill, food, pool fireworks(all at the sametime) then watch Prime time Tour DAY france. sleep early go whitewater kayaking tomorrow, hopefully dont get too beat up.
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Oh yeah, I forgot...... Happy Birthday!!!
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post

<snip>  Then, BOOM!     ...    What you got on today?

Just got off the lake from a good time with friends.  Boat hoist broke so we had to pull the boat out of the lake when we were done, but we'll fix that tomorrow and be back in business.

Eating some great RibEye's and later tonight we'll go to mom and dads for some family time and firing the cannon to salute Independence Day in proper fashion.
post #8 of 13
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 and firing the cannon to salute Independence Day in proper fashion.
 

Wut!?!  This thread is now worthless without pictures or videos.  

Mmmmm  Cannonsssssss!!!!!!!!!!!
post #9 of 13
 Well, this is not my pic of a firing cannon, but it is a pic from Bob Barnes, who has one of my dad's cannons. 
I hope he doesn't mind me posting this pic without his permission.



Edited by Trekchick - 7/4/2009 at 09:45 pm GMT
post #10 of 13
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BAM!  My dad was army artillery for 20 years but he never got to keep anything THAT big!
post #11 of 13
That thar is a Naval Gun not one of them Army thingies.
post #12 of 13
I believe that thar thing is a model of a naval cannon. Probably not more than a foot long.
Of course, since Bob somehow always brings 40 pairs of Hart skis (that no one uses) when he travels to an esa, it wouldn't surprise me if he really did have a trailer for a cannon.
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Originally Posted by Tog View Post

I believe that thar thing is a model of a naval cannon. Probably not more than a foot long.
Of course, since Bob somehow always brings 40 pairs of Hart skis (that no one uses) when he travels to an esa, it wouldn't surprise me if he really did have a trailer for a cannon.
Sheesh
it's 1/3 scale.  The barrel is about 2 feet long and it has the potential to shoot a 1" ball, although projectiles are not used during celebration. 
Sure is pretty, eh!
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