It was SO nice having a 3-day weekend...I wish I had one every week! My plan for Friday (the 4th) was to go to Lansing, NC with a fellow intern, Rebekah, to pick blueberries at this farm. Then, we were going to watch the fireworks in Jefferson because we heard they were supposed to be pretty good. So we made the 45-minute drive to Lansing and as soon as we got there it started storming. I was so disappointed. We decided on Plan B, which was driving back to Boone, eating dinner, and then going to watch the fireworks at Tweetsie since by the time we got back to Boone the sun was out (of course). So, after we ate we drove to Tweetsie and there were cars parked along the road for miles. Apparently people make a day out of parking and waiting for fireworks. I guess there's nothing better to do in Boone. I like fireworks, but not enough to park 2 miles away and and wait for an hour. So, the goals for the day were to pick blueberries and watch fireworks, and I didn't end up doing either one. Oh well. Here's a picture of my niece, Ella in honor of the 4th!