I hope everyone had a wonderful celebration, perhaps with good friends and loved ones. I got home from camping just in time to enjoy my wonderful tiny neighborhood parade and subsequent picnic which takes place in the beautiful redwood Stolte Grove and is run by terrific community volunteers. Small children (and the rest of us) enjoyed Boswick the Clown, and each child, in local tradition, received a prize based on some aspect of his/her outfit, bike decoration, or other distinguishing feature.
After this sweet event, my family headed to the town of Sausalito, to enjoy great live music by The Pulsators (cajun, reggae, blues and rock!), out in the sun by the bay, while we visited with friends and then watched traditional fireworks burst right over our heads.
Here are some pictures from the day:
Photos by Susan Sachs Lipman