Saturday, July 5, 2008

Scene from a movie

Last night's Fourth of July celebration was a scene right out of a movie. (Have you ever seen the movie The Wedding Planner? Remember the part where they watch a movie in the park and then everyone dances? It was like that. Amazing! What a perfect night, especially for a girl who's a sucker for romance. It just doesn't get any better than this!)
The weather was beautiful - cool and inviting (very uncharateristic of a July evening in Houston). We went to the park with blankets in tow. Here's a picture of our spot:
The symphony performed in an outdoor theater. Those who arrived at 11:00 a.m. yesterday morning to stand in line had tickets for the reserved sitting under the pavilion. The rest of us took our place on the lawn. The left side of the hill was for those with chairs; while the right side was for those using blankets. We were surrounded by hundreds of people with their families, all picnicking out under the stars while listening to an amazing performance of patriotic fanfare.

The program included a sing-along, a whistle-along and a rendition of the 1812 Overture, complete with the firing of cannons. It was fantastic!
the cannons:After the concert, we had an amazing fireworks show. The crowd ooed and awed in unison.I cannot imagine a more wonderful Fourth of July. And the best part of it all was sharing it with my hero.Thanks for the great surprise! I love you, Babe!!!

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