Friday, July 4, 2008

favorite 4th of July memory

When I was in high school I spent a few summers with my sister Keri in Boston, MA. One of those summers we decided to brave the crowds and go to the Esplenade to hear the Boston Pops and to watch the fireworks. We left Keri's house around 10 or 11 am for the drive into the city and to score a spot where we could actually see the stage. We spread our blankets and basket of food out in a nice spot under a little shade tree and began the 8 hour wait. Being the east coast we spent part of the time with the blanket folded up and huddling under an umbrella. It seemed like as soon as we had spread the blanket out again, the clouds would move back in and we would have to fold everything back up again.

It was a novel experience for me being from St George and all so I actually enjoyed the rain and the concert was amazing! If I remember correctly Bebe Neworth performed along with the Pops as did the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Although, the hit of the concert was when Bebe Neworth came out with a yellow umbrella and sang Singing in the Rain. Man! She has a voice!!


Phee said...

Ah, St George.

I loved when my family would go visit you guys every Easter, almost. Were you with us when we snuck into the golf course and were chased around by the guy on the golf cart? Then, afterwards, we told scary stories in front of your house and listened to the bats fly around.

I got scared and had to be comforted by Keri, I think.

yamsey said...

Gotta love those golf courses at night! I was there for that one. Although I think I missed the scary stories or Keri would have been comforting me too!

Tyler said...

The Esplanade really is one of the greatest 4th of July parties there is. I have been several (4?) times. A couple of times while in school and a couple of times since. I think it was two years ago that Mom was out and went with us. You'd have thought she died and went to heaven by the expression on her face! She's always been a great audience member. ;-)