As usual, the 4th of July weekend was a blast starting with the boat parade on Saturday. This was the first year we weren't in it since we were gone much of June and when the boat finally did get in on July 1st, it was acting really testy and ended up needing a new fuel pump.
Anderson's boat was a paddle-wheeler this year with dual smokestacks and rotating paddle wheels. The usual cast of characters dressed the part making The Gambler a hit.
It is wild to see a car on the lake. They took out all the heavy parts - engine, axles, whatever - and mounted the body on pontoons. Motoring around the lake, it is disconcerting to spy it coming towards you. It is nice of him to use his turn signals, though, when he changes course.
We partied at Oram's, walking over to Paul and De's to hear the band. Dave made masses of chicken and the tropical shrimp I brought was devoured in minutes. Will have to make that one again.