Fourth of July equals Three Day Weekend

07.18.2008For many, the 4th of July fell on a great day called Friday. Not only do people get to celebrate our nations independence, but they get to enjoy a three way weekend. Having an extra day of work off is a great feeling, knowing you can sleep in, enjoy your time with family and friends, and be thankful for the country we live in. This holiday, we went up to my aunts house who lives in north Georgia. When I was about three or four, I lived in this old white house that was built during the Civil War era, and when I moved out, my aunt moved there, and continues to live there today. Just about a mile down the street, my grandparents built a summer home to where they can come up when they please. The only reason you might have heard the town of Elberton is because its nickname is the Granite Capital of the World. Other than that, it is a small country town with plenty of the older generations. It is definitely living out in the country where there are older farm houses scattered along the long dirt roads, with cows, horses, and haystacks everywhere. It is the real country experience.

On our way up, we drove up just a few miles north into South Carolina to buy some fireworks. Let me just say, the warehouse was a madhouse, not to mention the interesting smell throughout the store.It was truly Christmas in July as people dashed and scattered to grab what they wanted before their favorites were gone. After our free-for-all shopping spree, we went to my aunts house. There my Uncle Pat drove down from his home in South Carolina. For dinner we enjoyed hotdogs, hamburgers, chips, and a ton of desserts such as brownies, cookies, and ice cream. When the sun set and it was dark enough, we had our Hart family firework extravaganza, which almost turned into calling the fire department. During the middle of setting off a mortar shell, the bottle tipped over shooting random shots into a field setting several small fires. We all scattered to avoid the shots, and then rushed over to stomp out the fires. If the wind would have been blowing, we would have been in some serious trouble. After a few laughs, we finished our celebration and went to bed.

Much to my dismay, the rest of the weekend could not have been more boring. There is absolutely nothing to do up there. You know it is truly a hick town then there is a party when a new Walmart is built. Out of being bored, I watched a five hour marathon of the real world. That got old pretty fast, but it helped pass the day by. Sunday we woke up to go to our old church, and drove back to our house. I am not looking forward to work tomorrow, but that is life. I need the money anyways. I hope everybody had a great 4th. God Bless