Best Selling author Carra Copelin writes contemporary and historical romance. The Texas Code Series, contemporary romantic suspense novels include Code Of Honor, Book One. The Brides of Texas Code Series, western historical novellas, explores the Texas Code Series beginnings. Katie and the Irish Texan, Book 1, Matelyn and the Texas Ranger, Book 2, and Angel and the Texan from County Cork, Book 3. Laurel:Bride of Arkansas, American Mail-Order Brides Series, Book 25

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy Fourth of July


In the past, for July 4th, our family has gotten together for hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, volley ball or hanging out by the pool when one was available. Then, in the evening, we‘d pile into the car and drive to see one of the area public fireworks displays.

We are fortunate where we live to have several good shows to choose from and through the years we’ve attended fireworks shows at Texas Rangers Stadium in Arlington, Downtown Fort Worth, Dallas, Kaboom Town in Addison and a nice one in Mansfield.

This year my age is showing. My husband and I are staying home! We’ve decided it’s too hot at around a hundred degrees, the traffic is too much to deal with and already this summer there are several cases of West Nile Virus reported in the area. The mosquitos I’ve seen are big enough to carry you away!

So, this year on the 4th, we will be at home in the air conditioning, looking for fireworks on the big screen TV while we enjoy spaghetti and meat sauce. I wish everyone a happy and very safe holiday, however you decide to celebrate!

Hugs to all,


  1. Carra, I'm with you. Let the youngsters fight the traffic, the heat and the mosquitos. Hubby and I will spend the afternoon with our daughter, where we'll enjoy barbeque and all the trimmings -- indoors. Then we'll head home and listen to patriotic concerts, ooh and ah at fireworks on TV, then hit the hay.

    Lets hope careless idiots don't start more wild fires with their amateur fireworks.

    1. Lyn, I couldn't agree with you more. Even though we aren't in a full blown drought this year, it's still too dry in some places for fireworks. I'll be keeping vigil around our property for the stray spark until way after midnight.

  2. The only difference for us was the spaghetti.☺ I can't take the heat, and give thanks for air conditioning. Have a great week.

    1. The spaghetti was a big hit! Of course I took some ribbing for my menu choice. Lol All went well and glad you and yours had a good holiday!