Because the Fourth of July fell in the middle of the week, Jordan and I had a rare holiday on our own. Although it was sad not to be with family, we did make the best of it. We spent most of the day working on the packing up of our apartment (which has descended into a level of disarray that will probably persist until we totally move out in a few weeks). However, we did dinner up right with turkey burgers with bacon, lettuce, and pineapple; corn on the cob; and sweet potato fries.
For dessert I made a Peanut butter-banana-ice box pie; it has a cinnamon-graham-cracker-crust and layers of chocolate and bananas at the bottom. It was delicious, but even better the next day.
After supper, we walked over to the local Arts Center, where they were putting on a Music Festival (which was really just one band inside and a DJ out on the ball field). The band was really great, very talented, and played an evening's worth of oldies and beach music
The band wound up and directed us outside for the fireworks, which were impressive. We had never been to this venue before for fireworks, so we weren't entirely sure which direction they would come from, so of course we parked ourselves under the only tree that could obscure our view. But, it wasn't bad and we had a pretty good view of the show anyway.