We are now I to the month of July! A new month means it’s time for a coffee date – let’s join Coco & Deborah for the Ultimate Coffee Date link up!
If we were having coffee, I would let you know what we did for the 4th!
We have so many holiday’s to celebrate in this country…and the 4th of July is near and dear to my heart. My dad was in the military long before I was a glimmer in his eye and my brother went into the military out of high school. It is because of them and hundreds of thousands of other men and women that we get to celebrate our freedoms in this country.
The 4th of July is a holiday we enjoy spending time with family and friends, relaxing a little, and making loud noises.
This year, we spent our 4th of July with friends in Wamego. We ended up spending most of the day out there last year and practically invited ourselves out again this year – not quite, but almost!
The city of Wamego, Kansas is like many others and puts on a great day of back to back to back events to celebrate the 4th of July. From a multi-day carnival for the kiddos to an amazing fireworks show [known as the biggest and best fireworks show in Midwest Kansas], there is something for everyone to enjoy!
While we intended to hit up the car show, carnival, and Hot Wheels race at the park – we just stuck around the host house until later in the day.
Upon arriving, little man was so excited to play with his pal Andrew. These boys spent the day playing with the new kitten, trains trains trains, and water guns.
Lunch was served a little after noon and everyone enjoyed some great BBQ and homemade cornbread and beans. The kiddos then played with some daytime fireworks before heading down for some “battery-charging” naps.
The Wamego parade started at 6pm and we started walking to the route a little after 6…so while we missed the beginning, we didn’t miss too much. There was a lot of candy, lots of tractors, and some fun floats!
The best part was the hubs trying to get little man wet [one of the floats had water guns] by holding him up over his head and ended up getting them both soaked! All in good fun!
After the parade, we stocked up the wagon with chairs and snacks and headed over to the rec complex. The fireworks show was amazing last year when we were a block or two away…so being right next to the excitement was crazy fun!
Our host for the day won VIP tickets to a special donor area. This space was right next to the Pyro Guys site – so we couldn’t have been any closer to the action!
The kids played for the next couple hours while we waited for the sun to set and the fireworks show to start.
Once the fireworks started, the excitement was palatable!
Little man was in aw of the size of the blasts and thought they were “breaking the sky”! If you get a chance to check out or see this fireworks show, you are in for a real treat. The show is set up to music and you can watch the show from all around and enjoy the colorful event!
I am looking forward to seeing the images and videos of this amazing fireworks show – here is a super up-close view of what we saw:
And here are some spectacular images from a local photographer!
If we were having coffee, I would let you know that I am having an off week…with running at least.
With some late nights [last Saturday and this Wednesday], I am floundering in the morning. I would ALWAYS love to get in my run in the morning…but I have been catching up on sleep a little more this week. It helps that this week feels like a “down week” for miles anyway. A slightly more restful week is a nice change…
If we were still having coffee, I would probably be buzzing… So I’m going to leave you with that!
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6 thoughts on “o happy, fun day | ultimate coffee date”
Looks like so much fun and I have a little small-town envy! I grew up in a small town and those 4th celebrations were some of my favorite memories. Everything around here (the Chicago suburbs) is so crowded and overdone.
Yeah – the Wamego fireworks are pretty great! The addition of the timed music makes it fun too.
No small town fireworks in D.C.! Well, actually there are in a number smaller shows and festivals in the cites around town, but we usually go big or stay home, and this year we stayed home. When my kids were younger we used to go to the Ft. Belvoir fireworks where they had a carnival going on all day – it was so fun,
Oh yes! They have events the week up to the 4th including a carnival every night 🙂
Looks like an amazing 4th of July. My sister-in-law lives pretty close to Wamego in Alma.
Nice! Small world 🙂