Summer holiday

Every July 4th – America’s Independence Day we spend the holiday on Vashon Island.  It has been a wonderful tradition to spend the day eating awesome bbq, watching the kids run around on the beach then later light fireworks, and have quality time with amazing people.  This day was no different.

We are lucky that Vashon Island is only a 20 minute ferry ride from us.  The island has charming shops, wineries, delicious restaurants, and impressive farm stands.  It feels like a real getaway even though the travel time is less than going to downtown Seattle.

It was predicted that there would be rain on this day but luckily it only rained a little so we were able to enjoy the beach and not be stuck indoor with all of our guests.  Once it started to get dark the firework show began.  Uemera is not fond of fireworks because they make loud noises and Violet was not that impressed either.  We still got to enjoy the visuals from inside the house because we have clear bay windows that gave us great view of the action outdoors.

It was a fun day for the adults, kids, and dogs; no injuries occurred and no party fouls.  My stomach was full with burrata, pinenuts, and truffle oil, which is my new favorite snack!  We are lucky to have such a magical place to spend this patriotic holiday, to celebrate everything American.  Cheers to the red, white, and blue!

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