Saturday, July 2, 2011

Celebrating Independence Since 1776

The Fourth of July in Huntington Beach is a festive affair!  


Downtown cottages are adorned with red, white, and blue decor.  

The parade moves through Main Street entertaining all.  

The scents of charcoal barbecue and sea breeze fill the air.  Tourists take to the beaches, and locals lounge on their decorated porches. 

At night, fireworks are lit off from the pier providing a spectacular show above.  We'll be celebrating here with barbecued carne asada, veggie and smoked sausage kabobs, and Nel's famous macaroni salad.

What are YOU doing for the Fourth of July?  We hope you and your families have a fabulous holiday....

Drive safe ;-)


Unknown said...

Nothing like a hometown parade.

May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land ... may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.

Happy 4th, sweetie.


Anonymous said...

I love your 4th of July post. Happy 4th to all of you as well. Stop by on the 4th if your are in Old Town!!

Ricki Treleaven said...

Huntington Beach knows how to celebrate our great nation and wave the red, white, and blue! I love it! Hometown parades are so special. Thanks for sharing your traditions with us!

Happy Independence Day!!!

Kristina said...

Hi There!

Everything is so pretty!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would love to exchange wedding ideas...I'll be in touch with you again very soon!

Something Special said...

This post makes me feel very patriotic for sure. It also brings back my childhood days in California.

Attic Clutter said...

Oh wonderful post and love your banner(:)..glad you cam by (:) hugs,p

My Vintage Treasures said...

What a GREAT post!!!
Huntington Beach knows how to celebrate the 4th.
Have an OOH LA LA Celebration!!!

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

Hi gals,
I love your photos celebrating the 4th of July! Sheri, that has to be your door with the mermaid! I would love to see a closeup of your door. You should do a posting on it! Very cool! I love the Mexican Villa looking home with the terraces....beautiful! Looks like a festive place for the holidays with all the decor. I know you had a wonderful time with the family! Your food choices sound delicious. Mel will have to post her famous salad recipe sometime. Have a wonderful day. I am gearing up for a very close girlfriend's visit from Houston next week. She arrives Sunday afternoon. My posts will be a little shorter while she is here but I am still planning on posting a few photos. Have a great day! xoxo Kim

Bluebirds and Butterflies said...

I see I had a typo----woops! It came out Mel instead of Nel... So sorry! xoxo Kim

Red Rose Alley said...

Hi Kim,
No, that's not my door you see. That's just one of the many decorated homes that Jess came across on the 4th of July. Have fun with your friend from Houston. Good friends are so special.

Carrie's The Created Home said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog The Created Home! I am so glad you did... I love your blog and am excited to follow! I have lived all but 3.5 years of my life in South Orange County Sothern Cali. Love seeing this post in Hunighton!