Hello and a very happy day after the 4th of July! It is a most welcomed day when the holiday comes on a Monday and for those that work you get the day off. The holiday provided an extra day to enjoy family and friends and to acknowledge those veterans that have sacrificed so much so that we celebrate the day in their honor.

This past weekend was jammed packed with music, food and fireworks. I’ve had guests in from Florida and we have tried to take in as many sights and sounds as humanly possible. Thursday evening we went to the Biergarten at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Always a crowd enjoying a great time with wonderful German fare and libations! On Friday night we took in the sunset view of the city from Burritt Museum while attending their summer concert series City Lights and Stars; listening to the reggae sounds of the band Kush!! It was a beautiful evening to groove and dance the night away to reggae!


The Burritt Museum City Lights and Stars concert series offers a very unique perspective of the city at sunset in a very friendly and relaxed “picnic in the park” type atmosphere.  Right at sunset the band generally has to compete for attention while patrons head to the cliff to capture the evenings golden splendor. But once the golden hues subside it is all music business with KUSH getting the crowd on their feet and creating a dance floor right in the front of the gazebo. For my friends who had never been to the museum or attended one of the concerts, there were not enough superlatives to describe the evening!!!!!!  As Bob Marley so aptly put it, “ Let’s get together and feel all right!”


As the weekend progressed the holiday celebration continues with more outings with friends. So with all the activities to chose from how does one close out such an exceptional weekend? The easy answer – with it being the 4th of July why not with a spectacular fireworks display and there is no better place to see a fireworks extravaganza then the US Space and Rocket Center. With Americas space history standing tall and poised as a backdrop, the USSRC hosts one of the largest fireworks shows in the south and this year was no exception. All one needs to see is the aftermath of traffic in and around the facility to know that this is one fireworks display that is on everyone’s radar and an event not to be missed.  A fitting ending to an amazing weekend and a spectacular way to honor or nation and our troops!



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