We spent a glorious 4th with 3/4 of the krewe of the Zombie Princess. We pretty much invited ourselves up there and crashed Ronnie's family party. In spite of that, we were given the royal treatment. It was a beautiful setting right on the water. What an amazing way to spend the day.
And did I mention the fireworks?
These people take their pyrotechnics VERY seriously. There was much screaming and running for cover and dodging of flaming embers. Ah, good times.
We ate, we drank, we laughed, we blew stuff up.
Yes that's a brownie. They also obliterated a dead fish, an origami crane, a piece of birthday cake, plus assorted cans and bottles - but NO fingers or faces. YAY!
We were together.
We were ourselves.
And a good time was had by all in spite of the absence of the beloved Cap'n Franko, a broken water heater, free flying explosives and a twisted up pretzel-neck. (Qacei's. She's doing better. She says "vicodin rocks!")
We're back home for a couple of days and then it's back up north (IF Canada will let us in) for a week of unschooling community by the lake.
Life is good indeed.