I had a great fourth! Dad and I went fishing together to a local river here in middle Tennessee, The Elk River. We had so much fun despite getting up REALLY early! it was about a 1.5 hour drive, so when we got to the spot that he normally fishes at we saw that there were tons of people already fishing that area! so we drove on and eventally found another river access point, down the river a great spot and there wasn't anyone else fishing there. there were multiple people that were using it has a place to take out of for boating. we fished in that area the whole time. dad found this really great spot that was loaded with fish. i got probably 8 or 9 out of that little spot. we only kept 4 between us to eat then the rest were cantch and release! it was fun! i caught them on a fly rod too!
then when we got home it was time to pick our oak leave hygrangeas. mom has historically sold them to various stores in the area and some at her mall booths in town, and i always help pick. we have them in various spots around the yard so we picked one specific site first so that we could go to watch the fireworks. so we picked and picked. i basically got in one of the bushes trying to reach all of them and didn't think a thing of it...until the next day when i had so many bug bites on me i thought i was going to die. i have 38 bites on just my torso alone. that doesn't count the ones that cover my thighs! AHHH!!!! i am itching like crazy!
the nashville fireworks were really good again this year. we go to a spot near us where we can see them instead of trying to go downtown and fight the crowds! here is my lame attempt at taking a picture of a firework!
Then there is July 5th! i got my first package from my Secret Pal 12 partner! it is so awesome! thank you so much secret pal!
in it i received 2 skeins of Cascade 220 in a really pretty green. then there were some really pretty stitch markers. they are beautiful! also there was a funny wooden flamingo which i loved! and last was some euclan wool wash. i have never seen it here so i am stoked to get to try it as opposed to the Soak which i can get here. thanks so much swap partner! you did great!