Day 36: Saturday July 4

Happy Fourth of July!  In remembrance of all those wonderful Fourth of July celebrations at Dixon Lake, we made taco salad for lunch and played on the playground at the RV park.  We grilled burgers for dinner and made a “flag” cake with blueberries for the stars and raspberries for the stripes then headed to Bellevue Park for the city’s festivities.

Forth of July Celebrations Bellevue Park Washington

The 2o acre Bellevue Park was filled with thousands of people, dozens of food vendors, a main concert stage, & many activities for the kids.

Despite the crowd, we had a relaxing and fun time playing before the fireworks began.

Fourth of July in the park Forth of July in Bellevue Park

We all played war with the noodlesCarlye doing handstands

We had a great time playing frisbee and fighting with noodles.

Forth of July

Fireworks in Bellevue Park

Firework display was great, but a little short.  I expect this is the case around the country with the current budget cuts.

After leaving Bellevue Park we drove into Seattle to the Space Needle.   We walked around the carnival rides and played on the sculptures around the Space Needle grounds.

Carlye playing on the Space Needle sculptures

Carlye playing on sculptures in front of the Seattle Space Needle.

Space Needle and Ferris Wheel with fireworks

The Seattle Space Needle with the spinning Ferris Wheel at midnight.

Seattle Night City Scape

Then we drove to Alki Beach—the shore opposite the skyscraper-lined bay for some amazing night views of the city.  We finally arrived back to the motor home at 1 a.m.

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  1. I was wondering what happened on the 4th of July? It has been missing! 🙂 I love the pictures–it has been fun to see all the places I have seen all my life through your perspective. Just wished we had been able to explore together. Great picture of the Space Needle with the fireworks above it! Two sets of fireworks in one night–pretty cool!

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