It was a very busy July 4th for us. At 9:30 AM we loaded into the car with our chairs, sunscreen and bug stray and dressed in our red, white and blue. Bokeelia held it’s annual Independence Day parade starting at 10 AM. We barely found a spot for our chairs, while the sirens blared from the island’s four fire engine. We visited with friends with candy raining down around us. Most of the businesses on the island had floats or some presence, everything from walkers with banners, decorated golf carts, convertibles with beauty queens (and the not so beautiful), boats pulled by all kinds of vehicles, flat bed trailers. Horses little to HUGE. Well, you know small town parades. Lots of kids (yeh), scouts, etc. Lunch was at one of the local restaurants, where I promptly spilled on Mrs. G. We planned to take the boat out for a spin after lunch but afternoon rains kept us in, so we opted for a movie, “Independence Day”. After hot dogs on the grill with the trimmings, we headed to the other end of the island for fireworks.
A BIG – Thank You – to our armed forces for making it possible for me and my family to have a great “4th of July – Independence Day” celebration!