We had a nice, relaxing day. Bill, Chris and I headed to the Fort in the morning so I could see the Sing 4th competition. I make sure to go every year because I enjoy it so much. The girl that won this year sang "Morning Person" from the movie "Shrek". She had a really sweet routine with props of a deer and birds to complete her performance. I always enjoy hearing "The Girl in 14G" and the girl who sang that won 2nd place. It always amazes me how anyone can pull off that song with all the changes in genre throughout.
We made a stop at the Pearson Air Museum. Very disappointing. We haven't been there since the Trust was evicted and took almost all the planes with them. There is still only the two planes that the Trust wasn't able to get out in time. And all the old displays of explanation along the walls that they weren't able to remove in time. But otherwise there is almost nothing there anymore. The only really cool thing that they had was a diorama for the WWI era Spruce Mill that a dentist in town is putting together. The Park Service claims they are working on getting more planes but nothing yet. Hard to even call it an air museum when that really isn't what it is anymore.
We came home to watch "Harry Potter". Bill's goal is to see all the Harry Potter movies in order. So we have seen three in the last couple of weeks. And I am sure more are on their way. Then to Grandma's to have a little picnic at her house.
This is the first year that we have gotten a pass to park at the airport. I guess they always made it such a hassle to get in the past that Bill never pursued it before. But this year, they automatically sent them out so we took advantage of it. And we really like having it. We had a safe place to park for when we went to the Fort in the morning. We came and went a few times because we forgot to take jackets in the evening so Bill even left about an hour before the fireworks so he could get a couple of sweatshirts at Fred Meyers when we got a little chilled.
A relatively quiet (other than firecrackers and fireworks), relaxing way to celebrate our nation's birth.