Saturday, July 04, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Had a wonderful picnic today at the Marin French Cheese Company with Sweetie and some of his family members. Pi loved the breeze and birdsong and the lake, but he adored taking a run with our LA cousin and his young daughter. Before they arrived he also enjoyed some play time with another dog...both on leashes, which was interesting.

I brought cucumber from our garden, sliced, some yummy grape tomatoes and sliced fresh strawberries from our local farm stand, hummus and pita chips and a package of fig bars. My sister-in-law brought delicious artisan bread and, my favorite (even though I'm not supposed to eat chocolate)...freshly baked brownies. We purchased a nice array of cheese at the Cheese Company store and matched it up with three kinds of salami from San Francisco.

It was the perfect 4th of July afternoon and delightful being able to catch up with the LA folks and the SF folks.

Right now the fireworks at the fairgrounds are almost done and soon I'll be able to stop worrying about Pi and his sensitivity to those noises that sound like gunfire. He did spend some time on the streets of Oakland and the fireworks set him to trembling. Playing loud music helps! I guess it drowns out most of the sound from the fireworks.

Hope that is you are American or a fan of America that you have enjoyed our Independence Day, too.

1 comment :

  1. What a great spot!! Wouldn't have occurred to me to go and sit around the wee lake there. Looks like the food was quite tasty as well. Pi looks rather goofily pleased. :)