July 4th is, by far, my most favorite holiday. I consider myself to be a very patriotic person and of course I love any chance to eat good food, hang out with family and friends and watch fireworks! This year as we have the past few years, we went to Blowing Rock/Boone NC mountains. We enjoyed time in the Blowing Rock park on Friday evening. And on Saturday we went to my parents neighborhood picnic complete with Woodlands BBQ. That evening we went to watch the Blowing Rock Country Club fireworks. It is seriously the best place for families to watch fireworks. It is free and the kids can run around the golf course to work out their wiggles while waiting for the big show.
On Sunday morning, the dads, minus my dad, went to play golf and the rest of us took a little hike around the river. Afterwords, we took the kids to play at the Valle Crucis park which is such a lovely park!
On Monday, Paul and I took the kids to the Carolinas Aviation Museum. It is such a hidden Charlotte gem. We had never been and I've always wanted to take the kids, especially Graham since he really loves airplanes. I highly recommend visiting if you are ever in the area. Kids are free under age 5. The 'Miracle on Hudson' display was so interesting. The fighter jets were pretty cool too!
That evening, we grilled steaks and had a nice dinner at home. We ended our night with sparklers! What a wonderful weekend it was celebrating the USA and those that have fought and continue to fight for our freedom!