We started the day by driving from Durham to Wake Forest, to attend North Wake Church with my cousin and her family. http://www.northwake.com/
We loved the people, the worship, and the pastor's sermon. He spoke about how we need to be willing to "cross the street", so to speak, to reach out to the people around us, even if it means we are out of our comfort zone.
We spent the afternoon at the neighborhood pool, eating pizza, and visiting. This was the first day of our trip that we really relaxed, and it felt wonderful.
|What's a day at the pool without a little wedgie from your big brother?|
|Ty had a fun afternoon at the pool. It was so much cooler than being out in the heat.|
|Watching the fireworks|
On Monday, the Fourth of July, we went downtown to watch, (and for some, to be a part of), the Parade. It was so much fun. It seemed like most of Wake Forest was in the Parade. Kids were riding decorated bikes, and families wore matching patriotic shirts.
This is the Park where the Parade ended. Isn't it darling? The white building had crafts for the kids, and they held sack races, tug-of-war, and three-legged races on the lawn.
|Ty and Trey at the Wake Forest Independence Day Celebration|
|The VFW food truck. There was also a shave ice truck , and an ice-cream truck.|
|Family and friends|
|the kids, including my cousin's older daughter, and her friend on the left, with Uncle Sam|
|What a fun day! I had hoped to be in a small town for some kind of festival on this trip, and this was just great. What a wonderful place to live, and raise your family.|