Breaking a tradition this year, we did not go on the fireworks boat cruise for Old Bristol Days, which is always the second full weekend in August. It was an awkward weekend to schedule a party, because of everything else going on around here, but we really wanted to celebrate John’s 60th birthday, which comes early in August, and we wanted to be able to have some of our relatives from NJ join us for the festivities. So this weekend ended up by being the target date and it unfortunately meant that some of our friends could not join us. But we did have a lovely party outdoors (until the mosquitoes chased us in) with lots of laughter and a good chance to visit.
Our friend Bruce came up for a long weekend with his black Lab mix Jelly. And Sawyer was the entertainment of the night. Dancing on sheets of bubble wrap made our fireworks for the evening!