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4th of July Weekend

Chase and his girlfriend Dawn came to visit on the 4th of July weekend. Chase had the brilliant idea of going on a sunset cruise to watch the fireworks! It was awesome.

We met up with them at Cafe Iberico downtown for tapas and then headed to the boat launch at Michigan Ave.
It was a gorgeous night. We took a quick trip up the river before heading out onto the water.

It was a gorgeous night for fireworks. We took the boat up the river and then out into the bay.

Almost as soon as the sun set the fireworks started.

There was quite a song and dance show on the boat. Dale made a friend that enjoyed singing along to Neil Diamond’s “America” as much as he does.

The fireworks are meant to be seen from the water, I am convinced.

On our way back into the lock and then into the river. We had a great night! It was a ton of fun.

On the fourth itself, we had a quiet day topped off with watching the Oak Park fireworks with our friends The Praters. Dale took some pics of the fireworks and posted them to his facebook page. Check them out here.

Second Annual Fireworks in Oak Park, IL

Weird piece of Dale & Rebecca blog trivia: Last year Dale took pictures of the fireworks. I don’t remember exactly why but I think he had some piece of equipment he wanted to play with.

You can find last year’s photos by clicking here.

Anyway, I liked the photos–and apparently other people did, too!

Last year’s photos of the fireworks are one of the most viewed posts we’ve ever had. Somebody out there looks at them all the time–even in the dead of winter!

We aim to please so Dale took more this year! Aren’t they pretty?

The river flooding pics were indexed by Google Images and boy did they get hit like crazy when the Ol’ Mississip flooded like mad earlier this year.

I get the popularity of the flooding photos but the fireworks photos getting accessed all the time perplexes me–and Dale, too.

No matter, I love fireworks and enjoy looking at the photos, too.

The fireworks in Oak Park this year was colorful and made even better because we got to share the event with my dear friend Sarah!

Hope everybody had as lovely a time as we did!

See you next year!