NOTE: I had this post ready to go weeks ago; but our internet has been down. Rats. Sorry for the delay.
With a tarp over the walls, and it being the beginning of July, the guys decided they could take a break for the 4th. We took our usual trip to McCarthy leaving Wednesday after work to drive all night so that we wouldn’t miss any of the July 4th festivities. We got in to the cabin at 5 a.m. and crashed into our beds to sleep for a few hours. By 10:30 we were up and ready (sort of) to face the day.
The Annual 4th of July McCarthy Parade lines up in front of our house before processing into town. So as we walked in we got to see the “floats” up close. They ranged in size from a semi with a log mill loaded on the back to a remote-controlled monster truck. This holiday is McCarthy’s biggest day of the year, its population swells to several hundred people for the weekend. And this parade is one of the highlights.
The kids (I know they’re adults, but still…) all went off in various directions going on hikes, visiting relatives, more hikes, etc. Dave and I stayed pretty close to the cabin. We did venture out for a trip to Kennecott to look around. But mostly we just enjoyed our own home place. Ahhh. I really LOVE having a cabin when I go camping. 🙂
One evening friends and family gathered for a BBQ around our big fire pit. We amused ourselves and one another with our grilling skills (or lack thereof) and witty conversation.
Our normal five day trip was shortened to four this year and we decided to go home by way of Palmer since we wanted to visit friends at Victory Bible Camp and attend a wedding. With the 4th behind us the guys are looking hard at what needs to happen next on the house project.