CELEBRATING WITH THE BEST
Remember me telling you that my son-in-law had special plans for
We hopped in my daughters van and headed out to the largest Army Base in the Country, Fort Hood. Independence Day is celebrated in true patriotic tradition there.
The day starts around noon with a festive carnival with games, food, rides, food and music. There are continuous events throughout the day in the stadium. The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment was the most amazing for me. I mean combine a soldier, and a cowboy in one uniform, on a horse...be still my heart.
Grandma J was shocked and couldn't believe her eyes when she found out these locals were having a competition.
I have to say, H.E.B. played a crucial supportive role in this whole celebration. They handed out fans, and all the bottled water you could drink...all day. Free! You didn't have to ask either, their employees were in several locations with outstretched hands, with water. Grandma J was impressed and wanted to
And guess what else the good folks at H.E.B. do for the community? I mean this is so unbelievable! And yes, I signed up JJ for the birthday club!
Because it was so hot, we left around five and headed over to our new local theatre to see this.
Hancock! Have you ever seen a Will Smith movie that you didn't like? Neither have I. I loved it! Which just goes to show you how little Grandma J knows about movies because I don't seem to ever agree with the experts. But wait! Grandma J is an expert movie critic. My wonderful grandson likes to sit next to me just in case I get emotional.
I think he asked me a zillion times if I was crying....then he looks over at his mom to see if she's crying.
The day ended with me watching some fireworks off in the distance....from