July 4th in Steamboat Springs

IMG_3976_1024I 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?

DSC_0012_1024We started the day downtown waiting on the parade. The best parade ever!DSC_0106_1024 DSC_0118_1024Eventually the jackets came off and the sunscreen went on, but still glorious outside!DSC_0126_1024Mark’s boss and his family taking part in the parade. IMG_3980_1024 IMG_3984_1024

A camel? Really? Wow.IMG_3987_1024

Only in Steamboat … haha!IMG_3995_1024

Back home we did an American Flag craft with Sam that he really enjoyed. IMG_4001_1024

Plus watermelon cut out in the shape of a star and a flag. Yum! I’m not sure I’ll ever have a holiday so perfectly put together again, so we enjoyed it to the fullest!IMG_4003_1024

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!IMG_4006_1024Sam 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.

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