What a nice celebration today was. We sailed back to the marina around noon. There were a lot of boats heading for the island as we were leaving. I'm hoping they packed their trash with them so we don't have to clean up a lot tomorrow.
A bunch of people from the dock were having a cook out. We enjoyed the communal pig out. Lots of great food: BBQ, grilled fish, ribs, baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon, berry cobbler and many more items to choose from.
At dark, the fireworks started. It was quite a show. We were right next to the blast off site. Our old dog went below to avoid the noise. Too bad there weren't any doggy earplugs, but she is snoring now.
There was a young girl at the party who was having a fight with her boyfriend. She cried during dinner and was sitting crying during the fireworks. My wife went over to talk to her. The young woman had too much to drink and said that she was so ashamed. She said her boyfriend was treating her badly and yet she loved him and did so much for him. I told C. that it sounded like another co-dependent relationship. Hopefully, she will realize sooner than later that she can't make someone else love her. Such a sad young woman.
All in all it turned out to be a great Fourth. Happy birthday to us. I wonder if the founding fathers could have possibly visualized where we are today. I also wonder what they would have thought.