Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bridgeport - Part III

There were tons of different events going on all weekend. Bridgeport didn't just have a parade, they had a host of fun events for every age group. Here is their FLYER. I've not seen a town in a very long time that has so much going on all weekend long.

We enjoyed the parade and one thing really stuck out for me. The honor that was paid to our military was awesome. They were first to start the parade off. We had several different factions of our armed forces and people stood when they passed. I was again proud to be an American.

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The first picture above is a pair of those wranglers I was taking about along with the flag. There were thousands upon thousands of flags all weekend long. We also wanted to show you those spurs from yesterdays post. I just love the sound of spurs.

The next shot is Bears Model A in the parade. It runs like a top and really fit with this old fashioned 4th of July theme. The next photograph looks like a chuck wagon and so that's what it is. It's pulled by a team of mules. We found it most interesting.

The next shot is of Bridgeport with those beautiful mountains as the backdrop. We just can't do the photograph justice. The mountains are breathtaking.

After returning to Bear and Lois' house we took a long hike up to a old mine. The trip was about a mile and a half on foot, uphill. Physically I can walk for hours, but not at that altitude. Where I live the altitude is 82 feet. We were at about 6,500 feet. I made it to the top (I'm stubborn) and it was worth the hike. You could see the entire valley below.

We headed back to the house and had cocktails. Brian was doing Tri-tip and baby back ribs and all of us were hungry after a full day of activity. We had a fabulous meal and shared the evening together. The last photograph is the rainbow that appeared as we were having dinner. Bear treated us to a western story (Dangerous Dan McGrew) that was fabulous and around 10:15 we hugged everyone goodbye for the last time as we were all heading home in the morning.

On the way back to the motel hubby and I talked about the Harvard study about 4th of July celebrations making kids more prone to be republicans. David Yanagizawa-Drott, the assistant professor of public policy of Harvard University's Kennedy School who co-wrote the study with Andreas Madestam of Bocconi University, thinks this is true. All I have to say about this study is if they are correct there were a hold bunch of little republicans in the making in Bridgeport on Independence day. God Bless the USA!
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  1. love your pictures, it sounds like it was a really great time.
    I like how you started off with the picture of the guys butt :)

  2. That sounded like a perfect way to spend the long weekend!

    Love the wrangler pic... just sayin...

  3. totally tits! and that first photo? it should be a poster, it is fabulous!

    hugs, bee

  4. Wonderful way to celebrate the Independence Day!

  5. You just had my bestest memories of Independence Day!

    Let's make the next 17 months and forward just as Independent [dependent on ourselves]!

    Aloha keep your keel even!

  6. I want to live in that city! Thanks for sharing your 4th with us. Have a great weekend!

  7. Hi there I've added your link to my blog. If you don't mind can you do the same for me please? Thanks so much. Have a great weekend

  8. Nothing wrong with being proud of our great country, and with being Republican! :D

    Great, great pics, Sandee!

  9. What a perfect celebration, all the way around. Especially that Wrangler shot. I'm a buns kind of gal:)

    Big hugs, my friend...miss y'all!

  10. Great pictures! Truly a marvelous celebration! :D

  11. That last photo is fantastic. Love the colors. Glad you had a great holiday.

  12. Love the cool spurs! I don't think they will be allowed in our country. :(

  13. What beautiful pictures, especially the one with the rainbow over the mountain. Sounds like a great way to celebrate our independence!

  14. Sounds like a nice weekend, Sandee.
    Doing the things you did are a whole lot more enjoyable when you have friends who are 'locals.'


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