Lately all Christopher and I have wanted to do is spend time at home. We love our new home and have really enjoyed BBQ-ing and exploring our backyard. During the 4th of July weekend we mostly stayed at home. We had been invited to go to a party at our friend's camp, but traffic on Route 1A (the highway that goes to Bar Harbor) was insane.
On Friday night we BBQ-ed in the backyard, roasted s'mores on our firepit and lit off some sparklers. We lied down on a picnic blanket and gazed at all the massive, ancient maple trees in our backyard. I cannot wait to see the riot of color in the autumn.
On Saturday I threw on some red, white and blue and did a little bit of yard sale-ing. There were not a ton of yard sales, but I did manage to score some pretty awesome finds, including some Christmas decorations. We have a much bigger space to decorate this year!
Christopher, Freckles and I then took a small hike through the Bangor City Forest. It was gorgeous and the weather was perfect. After our hike we hopped on over to Gifford's for our favorite ice cream.
When we got home we climbed down toward the river. One thing I love about our home is how we have a little slice of the Penobscot in our backyard. It is so peaceful.
I hope you had a safe 4th!