Our Edmonds Kind of 4th began with a 5K starting at City Park on 3rd Avenue South, the run winded through Woodway and back to Edmonds up Maple Street and on to 5th Avenue around the fountain and through the finish line by Bill the Butcher and just before Red Petal – where the line was out the door for coffee and scrumptious baked goods. Yum! Typically, this is one of our favorite spots to hang out. But we needed to reconnect with Matthew, who passed us cheering from the sidewalk on Maple Street! Although I do enjoy walking – no special equipment needed – we were bystanders/cheerleaders for this event. It was Matthew who was eager to participate in this 5k!
Parade. We decided to have an early
lunch at Las Brisas – Jeff and I shared a plate of Chicken Enchiladas with
Verde Sauce – I really should have taken a picture of this. Sitting in the shade of the building we were
getting a little cool and decided to take a walk in the sun as the parade
continued. The bagpipes were one of my favorite performers as we traveled south
along 5th Ave South in Edmonds.
with from the Walnut Street Coffee shop. That
Americano was just what I needed and they had Stevia in the Raw to sweeten the
coffee with! ~ Nice! Sitting in the Adirondack chairs outside facing the parade
we could hear the performers better than we could see them. It was the school
marching band that brought me to my feet to see which band was performing…after
all my daughter is a student at Edmonds-Woodway High School and I had not heard
about EWHS performing in the parade. It
was the Edmonds School District Summer Camp Program – they were really good! I love marching band. Here is a link to the You Tube video shot by Nat Foot Edmonds Kind of Fourth Marching Band
marching band program. I especially have
a love for the drumline. Andrell, (the
high school runner) is on drumline at Florida State University. I have a great respect for musicianship and
am grateful that my children are musically inclined, as I have never had that
gift. That is exactly one of the reasons we chose to move to Edmonds – the
reputation they have for the arts is highly regarded.
watching the firefighters set up for the water ball fight. We had every intention of walking back down
to City Park to watch this event but somehow we ended up doing a little yard
work before grilling up dinner.
fireworks. The fireworks have already
been lit on the east coast. This is one
of the photos that I have seen come across twitter this evening. Fireworks above the Capitol Building – You can click here to see this picture. In the foreground is the Lincoln Memorial – where one of the most memorable moments of my life was – standing where Dr. King stood to deliver his “I Have a Dream Speech.”