As I've mentioned in the past, I'm not a big fan of the Fourth of July. That being said, this year was probably the most pleasant Fourth I've had in fifteen years.
Darren and I did nothing remotely related to Independence Day, which is probably why I enjoyed myself so much. After a leisurely start to the morning (I slept in until 6:00!), we drove down to La Crosse, Wisconsin, Darren's home town. We headed to the marina on French Island, and sipped drinks on a sunny outdoor terrace for an hour before boarding a large yacht for 90-minute cruise on the Mississippi.
We found a nice spot in the sun, sipped more drinks, and chatted while the yacht meandered up and down the river.
Here are a few pictures from our lovely afternoon.
Darren looking handsome (he's good at that) on board the yacht as we waited to depart the marina
The Cass Street Bridge as seen from the Mississippi
A view from the stern. (Listen to me, with my seaman mouth!)
A railroad bridge that opened to let us pass through
A great view of the bluffs along the river
We saw many handsome shirtless fellows on boats that passed by. Many of the them waved to us--well, to me I suspect--which is yet more proof that men from Wisconsin find me irresistible...
Our time on the Island Girl (yeah, classy name) wasn't quite as memorable as our two hour cruise on Berlin's Wannsee in May, but it was a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon.
I hope your holiday was every bit as pleasant!