Friday, July 2, 2010

Almost the 4th...

My fondest 4th of July memories read like a love letter to summer in Austin ...

Mutts in red bandannas and toddlers in Radio Flyer wagons, on neighborhood parade, ending at Miss Shirley's for a popsicle and watermelon...

{not exactly a literal pictorial representation, but I love this photo - here}

An afternoon dip - squishing the mud between your toes at West Lake Beach or cannonballing until your lips turn blue at Barton Springs...

{here and here}

Waiting all day for sunset, for fireworks boasting the entire spectrum of the Sno Beach flavor syrup rainbow... 

{here and here}

Munching cold fried chicken and slapping mosquitoes in the "cheap seats" above Auditorium Shores, begging spare change off Dad in hopes of another squeal-worthy penny-squashing spectacle courtesy of the Amtrak, and anticipating the final strains of the 1812 Overture to fade into the BOOM of the cannons... and then... 

Wishing you all a 
hot, sticky, cold-water-wet, watermelon-y, popsicle-y, 
snow-cone-syrupy, fried-chicken-y, penny-squishing,
magical Fourth of the July!  


  1. Aawww--such good memories. Wishing you a very happy Fourth of July too! Your firework photo is awesome!

  2. I miss Austin! I lived there for 3-4 months and I always tell Mr. Guru I want to move back!


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