Last year, we had planned to have a GREAT party on the 4th. Skeet shooting, swimming, cart rides, fireworks, and great BBQ. Then it rained. All day.
We had planned on going to Florence on the 4th. But, the older kids went out of town at the last minute. And, with the kids gone, the family didn't care much about us coming....(I keeeed). So, we decided to scrounge our friends together and have a party. Of course, EVERYONE already had plans by the Tuesday before. Well, not everyone....
So, I spent all day Thursday running around procuring the necessities. I spent WAY too much money and that didn't include the first firework. But, it did include clay pigeons, shotshells, and a Boston butt, among other things.My wife posted on Facebook the following update:
"Zach told me he was going to buy fireworks today. Let me tell you how this is going to go down. Zach arrives at fireworks store. Zach sees prices. Zach imagines dollar bills exploding in the air. Zach doesn't buy fireworks. The end."
Well, that's certainly true. I would rather spend my money on other things that are cheaper and make bigger booms. (think about that...it refers to both guns and food).
I spent that afternoon preparing the 20 pound butt by brining it for 8 hours, then giving it a dry rub. I also prepared my WOLD FAMOUS EOTWAWKI BBQ Sauce.
At 8AM, I was up stoking the coals and BBQ was on. Although I spent the next 4 hours by myself tending the coals......Don't mind me..I actually love BBQing...even if it's by myself. While I was bored, I picked the blueberry bushes, which Gavin proceeded to DESTROY. The blueberries paid him (and us) back 4-fold over the next 2 days with really awesome blueberry poop.
We shot a TON of rounds. As you can see.
We played with the dogs and the chickens.The Vizzini stole the show. I guess it's my fault for inviting him. But I am sure glad he brought his parents! Just kidding. I set him up for it and he came through giving us at least 1 good joke.
Just kidding. I think he drummed up a lot of business. Heck, I might just have him do ALL the cooking next year! I assume the beans were good, as I didn't get any.
As the sun went down, we wanted to get some vids and pics of some fireball action. So, we got the AKs out and let them eat! Man, did we catch some nice fireballs on video.
Just when we thought things were slowing down, the swim trunks were donned and everyone hit the pool. As you can see in the vid, we made some waves! The fun hit a whole new level at that point. Even the dog got involved!
And then a firework finale! Check out the vid and pics!