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What are you doing for July 4th weekend?

raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,194 Senior Member
edited June 27 in Parent Cafe
For me it marks the middle of summer season.
Good weekend for summer shopping.
A great time to enjoy all the fresh summer fruits and vegetables of the season. (got my first batch of cherries)
A time for swimming, picnics, fireworks, grilling, and just enjoying the outdoors.
A time to just kick back and relax and not worry about anything else.
If you have something special on your menu feel free to share the recipe.
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Replies to: What are you doing for July 4th weekend?

  • mathmommathmom Registered User Posts: 29,618 Senior Member
    Make sour cherry pie. And watch fireworks on the beach. Our son is coming up from VA because he's getting four days leave. Yay!
  • cobratcobrat Registered User Posts: 12,285 Senior Member
    A few weekend work projects and then a BBQ at a friend's house.

    Also had some tentative plans to go visit DC with some friends for a part of the weekend, but scheduling conflicts scrapped that.
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 63,501 Senior Member
    July 4th is a Tuesday...so no "weekend" here.

    We will have a picnic supper that evening with friends, most likely...and watch some small local fireworks.
  • JenJenJenJenJenJenJenJen Registered User Posts: 798 Member
    BBQ at a neighbor's house, and our town has a cute little parade (the kind with a "patriotic dogs" section). Then, pack for a trip to DC.

    This is the first time in four years that I'm actually in the United State on July 4 so I have this vaguely nagging feeling that I should do something big.
  • intparentintparent Registered User Posts: 29,527 Senior Member
    Hiking. Super cleaning my apartment. :(
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,194 Senior Member
    edited June 27
    DC gets really crowded on July 4th. So many tourists.
  • WellspringWellspring Registered User Posts: 1,010 Senior Member
    Probably grilling and baseball.
  • raclutraclut Registered User Posts: 3,194 Senior Member
    edited June 27
    I need a red, white, and blue dessert. Probably something with blueberries, strawberries, and cool whip
  • HImomHImom Registered User Posts: 29,534 Senior Member
    edited June 27
    We will be having a surprise party. It should be great fun!
  • doschicosdoschicos Registered User Posts: 14,471 Senior Member
    I've made one of those flag cakes many times for July 4th - the ones with the blueberries and strawberries and a simple sheet cake and whipped cream frosting. Or you can make a berry trifle. For either, skip the cool whip and use real, homemade whipped cream. So easy and so tasty.
  • MarilynMarilyn Registered User Posts: 2,872 Senior Member
    Probably go for pancakes on the pier then we're invited on a friend's boat on the bay for the evening. We might be able to see the Sea World fireworks.

    Before we moved here, I never dreamed I would ever be saying anything like this!
  • showmom858showmom858 Registered User Posts: 2,550 Senior Member
    We are on vacation in Bermuda so it will be a beach weekend for us. We are heading home July 4th.
  • rockymtnhighrockymtnhigh Registered User Posts: 1,911 Senior Member
    edited June 28
    Volunteering at the national park and early morning walks with our dog. No fireworks here- too hot and dry.
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