I think the 4th of July is my favorite time to be in Steamboat Springs. I miss the beach with family, but this is hands down the best time of year to stay put.
Our town is so full of life, culture, and character. Plus the weather is phenomenal. I mean, seriously? Jackets in July?
We started the day downtown waiting on the parade. The best parade ever! Eventually the jackets came off and the sunscreen went on, but still glorious outside!Mark’s boss and his family taking part in the parade.
By mid-afternoon it was much, much warmer outside, but still beautiful. We headed to the rodeo which was packed full and the only seats we could get were on concrete slabs. I was pretty uncomfortable, but it didn’t matter. We had so much fun! Sam was in heaven!Sam chased a sheep which was weird and exciting to him. He wasn’t sure whether to be scared or elated like the other kids.
We left before the rodeo ended and watched the fireworks from the house wrapped up in blankets and surrounded by night. It was truly a wonderful 4th of July celebration with just the three of us.