Kelly's sister and family are visiting from Utah so we have done some things that we don't usually do around here. For example, for the first time in 6 years Kelly and I watched the fireworks over Elliott Bay sponsored by Ivars House of Clams. We claimed a spot at the new Olympic Sculpture Park overlooking the bay and let the kids play for a few hours
Since the sun goes down kind of late in the Summer, the show didn't start until 10:30. It was really impressive and well worth the 2 hours of waiting/playing. We have seen the display from the distance in past years, but it was neat to see the fireworks up close. Watching fireworks over Puget Sound while standing next to a famous piece of sculpture with all kinds of people around us is the quintessential Seattle experience.
The 4th of July is the unofficial beginning of summer weather in Seattle. The 4th is always cold and usually rainy. We lucked out this year, it was rainy and cloudy in the morning, but clear and somewhat warm by evening. So, let the Seattle summer begin. We spent the last 9 months complaining about the rain and lack of sun. Now, after 2 weeks of sun and warm weather we'll start complaining about the heat and lack of rain.