A most spectacular 4th of July celebration


The Frankfort pier with boats in the background and thousands of people in front of us waiting for the sun to go down and the fireworks to begin. It was a spectacular sunset.

The first picture is of Dinghy’s where we landed to drink the second Martini after the first Martini in the Villa Marine ūüėČ
All the others are of fireworks and sunsets, heh. I just don’t have the camera to take fireworks pictures.
I can assure you that it was a great night. ¬†I don’t think that we have ever had more beautiful fireworks than we’ve had tonight. ¬†Josh and Chris outdid themselves tonight.
Every year the fireworks get so much better, there is no telling what will happen next year.

The fireworks truck

It’s always exciting to see the fireworks truck arrive. ¬†But it is more exciting to see the people, that belong with that truck, arrive. ¬†They are mostly all here already. ¬†It’s quite a large family and some are not arriving until this afternoon.
First, quite a few years ago,¬† it was just Kay and Don, then they started to bring their teen-aged sons. Now those sons are bringing their families and “invade” the Wayfarer
So for now the truck is parked behind the cottages in the northwest corner where we stop mowing and let the meadow take over

The truck this morning, way back there

It’s been raining for 3 days straight and it rained while Bear and I took our morning stroll around the property.
“The weather better get better by tomorrow” – is all I have to say …

Then I looked at my garden and saw that nothing had changed – again ūüė¶
I don’t know why the little things aren’t growing. ¬†Ann Bean said to use Miracle Grow. ¬†I wasn’t going to, but this is getting a little ridiculous.

Summer Solstice Festival

On the third weekend of June, for the last 6 or 7 years (could be even more), there has been a really wonderful festival in Elberta’s Waterfront Park.

The Summer Solstice Festival

It is plain fantastic.  There is so much going on in that beautiful park. Something to do for every age.  They have games and entertainment for the little people. Great bands playing. One for the teens alone.  A beer garden for the adults, arts, crafts, the local restaurants are all out in force in tents, cooking for and feeding everyone.  Dancing until 1 am.

And at the¬† end of the day, when it finally gets dark,¬† the Grand Finale, the Grand Daddy of all Finales –

The Fireworks!!

One of our most welcome guests/friend, Kay Morse, will bring her cute husband Don who puts on the most amazing fireworks show that you can imagine.  It rivals what Disney does every night.  Nothing short of  fantastic. A must see for sure and I am not kidding.
We have a bunch of guests booking in every year who wouldn’t dream of missing¬† this festival and those fireworks.

Official information can be found on this website

I usually don’t get to go until the fireworks. ¬†The only time I went during the day was the very first festival. ¬†It was unbelievable. ¬†It felt like a big block party.