Red silk polka dot dress (altered): thrifted
navy blue polka dot silk scarf: thrifted
Kork-Ease sandals: thrifted
A little belated but here is a glimpse of how I spent my fourth. This day was probably the only day out of the whole year where I felt confident enough to wear this Minnie Mouse approved dress. Let me tell you, I was a huge hit with all the old ladies in town!
The fourth was spent up in Cayucos which is a sleepy coastal town in Central California. It's sort of unique because the town has both an old Western/cowboy as well as a traditional California seaside feel to it. A nice juxtaposition if you ask me. At 10 AM the town held a cute little parade filled with lots of kids on red, white, and blue bedazzled bikes, patriotic pups, and homemade floats sponsored by local businesses. Certainly a nice change of pace from the usual seaside fourth of July that I'm used to which is 4th of July in Huntington Beach, CA. A waaaaayyy more sordid affair, that's for sure.
Grant and I only stayed until 2 and then we made the 4+ hour drive back to Orange County. After a sushi dinner (the food of patriots) we headed by the local high school to get a free fireworks show. We weren't about to pay $12 to watch fireworks (which Grant tells me is absurd) so we settled in with other folks in a nearby park and were treated to a display partly obscured by towering eucalyptus trees.
Apparently, because of Irvine's resolve to use low lying fireworks in an attempt to keep the show semi-private, a very minor brush fire broke out courtesy of a few rogue embers and some dry branches.
The school's stadium had to be evacuated.The show only lasted 8 minutes.
Moral of the story? You get what you pay for.