|Fireworks in Bloomington|
Thanks to the help of a google search we found out that the city of Bloomington was having their fireworks show on the 3rd. So after Mark got home from work and we finished of our nightly "chores" we drove down to Bloomington to watch the fireworks.
It was ridiculously hot, as it has been all week, so I must give Mark props for sticking through it like a champ; Mark and hot weather aren't the best of buds. After we parked in one of the lots we walked around for a little while before settling on a spot to sit on the median, which turned out to have a really good view. The fireworks were amazing, the best I have ever seen. The entire show felt like the finale. Both of our favorite fireworks were the smiley face ones they let off. The only downside of the night was forgetting to bring bug spray and getting eaten alive. However, once the fireworks started we didn't seem to notice.
|Aren't they pretty?|
|My attempts at getting a picture of us with|
fireworks behind us
|Part of the finale|
On the actual Fourth of July we awoke to more hot weather (ended up setting a record) so we drove to Lake Calhoun to get our run and yoga over with. Since we were going to be leaving Chloe again that night to see more fireworks we thought the "good parent" thing to do was take her to the dog park and wear her out. Luckily it doesn't take much in 100 degree weather. Before going we stopped by Caribou Coffee for some iced teas to help cool us down.
|Us with our teas|
|Can't tell he is excited for CHEESE BALLS|
|Independence Day dinner, not picture:|
more cheese balls
|Laying in the grass at Aquila Park waiting for the fireworks to start|