I had the best July ever. This blog post will start a little series of July catch-up posts to highlight my family coming to Nome (yay!) and the 4th of July, my WEDDING!!!! (Still can hardly believe it!) and the most amazing honeymoon I could’ve ever dreamed of, galavanting around Southeast Alaska with my HUSBAND!!!
4th of July in Nome is full of small-town charm, joy and community-togetherness. Everyone, from wee tots to elders, participates in street games, like the foot races, bicycle races, slowest bike race, the parade, blanket toss and other fun games. I’ve never seen a 4th of July like it in any of the cities I’ve lived in.
Heading to the parade:
Eskimo dancing~The King Islanders
The boy LOVED the big trucks!!!
American flag pinwheel! The boys kind of stole it…but who can resist them?!
The kids bike races
The announcer on a step ladder.
After the parade, we lost Caleb. Of course there was a “village” of people who were keeping an eye on him and pointed toward the sea, where he had run out to the stone wall.
Once we went down to the beach, they never wanted to leave!
Climbing rocks–Isaac is a natural rock climber!!!
Just chilling on the Bering Sea beach
This is a kid’s paradise!!!!
These two were in cahoots with their escape plan!!! They all of a sudden took off running and laughing down the street. Looks like they’re headed to Big Diomede…or Siberia. 😉
We all just stood there and laughed
Cheeky little monkey!