Monday, July 7, 2008
Big Daddy does business with RJ Corman (the railroad guy) and we were invited to his home for a July 4th celebration. Most of the aircraft section and their "support staff" were there to enjoy the festivities. I have never been to such a cool party for the 4th. It was set up like a street fair or carnival. There was an entire Schwanns truck filled with ice cream at our disposal! Now that is a party.
Baby John wore his pirate patch for the better part of the evening! He ate 2 or 3 cotton candies on his own. There was a tent for cotton candy and snow cones. My family had AT LEAST 5 cotton candies!

The food was wonderful. There seemed to be unlimited chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and all the trimmings (even Heiner's bread.) Our Future Trooper ate at least two entire meals and at last count he was eating a chicken sandwich. He may need a few lessons in manners.

Part of the aircraft support staff. We were pelted with rain for about 20 minutes while we were eating but it cleared up enough to continue the concert and to give us a clear view of the fireworks.

Little Girl sat on Big Daddy's lap for the fireworks. They were the best fireworks I have seen in about 20 years. Certainly better than I have seen any city put together. There was a train with a smokestack, the list goes on and on. There are so many people that watch the fireworks that Mr. Corman opens his airstrip for people without tickets to watch from across the street. We were lucky to have tickets and have front row seats. We were so close to the fireworks that Angel got ashes on his face(below). Little Girl asked Big Daddy why he was laughing so much~he said he was just enjoying himself. I don't think he had that much fun in a long time.

Angel said he liked the colors but didn't like all the noise. He wanted to sleep on my shoulder but I made him stay awake until we got to the car. He was asleep before we got the car out of the yard, about 7 minutes.
Other than the rain, it was a fabulous day. You can go to http://www.rjcorman.com/ to see what his company does.


Bottles Barbies And Boys said...

I knew I was missing a pirate off my ship! Tell him to quit playing around and get back to work! ;)

He's darling, looks like everyone had too much fun!

kelly said...

How could you not have fun with ALL that? The whole Schwann ice cream truck, WOW!