Monday, May 23, 2011

Savannah & America Day

Yes!!  I have been M.I.A.  but I'm back, and am in full swing again.  I have a conglomerate of family events, great food and fun to share with you, right here- right now! 

 Two weeks ago we made a road trip to Savannah area.  My son Jonathan & his GF Alexis live in a small community town called Port Wentworth, along with their dog Duke...who's last name just happens to be Hazzard.  {did ya catch that... Duke of Hazzard?!~!}  Every year Port Wentworth closes it's main streets for a special celebration day of their own called America Day.   The day starts with a small town parade through the main street,then there is an all day carnival.  The town decorates their houses in American flags and you would be hard pressed to not find a person dressed in red white and blue that day!  You can smell the comforting aromas of families & friends bbq'ing throughout the neighborhood.
I loved the small home town feel of this day, it's a step back in time when life was so less complicated.
When was the last time you watched a parade where the local high school ROTC marched in the parade, or your elementary school kids were riding on a make shift float?  It was a "feel good day".  A bit of strengthening when our country is in a low ebb tide. 
You can betcha we will be there each year for this heart felt event 
Here's some pix we are sharing of all the Hazzard-ous Gang on America Day.
P.S. the pix of dad saluting was during the America Day parade when a local active duty infantry  marched in the parade.. this troop had just returned from a tour in Afghanistan.  Dad saluted them as should be.