The Fourth Of July is one of my favorite holidays! I love celebrating with all things summer– grilled food, flip flops, fireworks and friends! This year we rented a house with some friends on Lake Winnipesaukee. I grew up spending summers with my family on the lake and was so glad to be back! Driving through the town brought back so many memories, I felt quite nostalgic.

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Our house was perfect for the weekend! Only a short distance from the water with that ‘lake’ feel. It was also quite the patriotic place to celebrate!

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We spent the weekend grilling, swimming and boating (I waterskied for the first time in 5+ years and it was just like riding a bike)! We cooked (a lot) and all of us ate each meal together, family style. What better way to do a weekend away?

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At the Meredith town docks we made a new friend, Mac! He was the happiest puppy (yes, he’s only 6 months old…) and the perfect lake dog.

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And, of course, I made more puppy friends that night when we watched the fireworks in Meredith Bay. This is Lily– those eyes!

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The fireworks show did not disappoint! We used to watch it from the boat when we were younger, but decided to take the land view this year.

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S is such a good sport when it comes to taking pictures. I think he was relieved though when one of our friends was willing to take many of the pictures this weekend.

 

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If only the beach was this close all the time. A good book, a comfortable chair and lots of sunscreen are my recipe for a relaxing day.

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Hope everyone had a Happy Fourth!

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(This ice cream from The Town Dock in Meredith was hands down the best ice cream all year!)