For the 4th we went to a friend of a friend's beach house in Manchester (a tiny town across the sound)! We had to ferry across and we had never ferried with a car....it really wasn't much different besides it cost more!
We arrived at the house in time for lunch & there was a spread of food. In fact there was food laid out all day and night! It was the most food I think I have ever seen at once. We had sandwiches, pasta, BBQ, chili, hot dogs, hamburgers, brats, baked beans, tons of fruits and pasta salads. There were tons of drinks as well. As if this wasn't enough food, the boys decided they needed to deep fry so off to the store they went.
Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that there were at least 40 people there and at least 10 dogs!
They came back and deep-fried everything. Things I/they didn't know you could deep fry. We had sweet potatoes, onions, shrimp, oysters, scallops, pizza, bananas, snickers, almond joys, and mushrooms! That's right you can deep fry personal pan pizzas and SNICKERS! & it is actually pretty amazingly delicious with ice cream!
After all the eating we watched the boys shoot off something like 2 grand worth of fireworks...I know ridiculous! Davis and I headed back home after the fireworks because of our dogs, but most everyone else camped out there. We already can't wait for next years gathering!