Our granddaughter Louise is playing shortstop on a All Star baseball team this year and we had the opportunity to see her play Wednesday evening. Unfortunately her team lost to their close neighbor Bellevue. If they had won this game, they would have moved directly into the “Host Team” for the Girls Softball World Series coming up this August. Now they have to beat their next opponent and then move up to play Bellevue again. If they get to that point they must take three straight games to finally become the Host Team…let’s root them on !!! On the 4th we joined the family at Louise’s next game after we took the kayak out for a couple of hours of paddling. This is number one of the “must win” games. The opponents weren’t quite up to the challenge and the game was one by Redmond, now on to winning two more games from Bellevue tomorrow. Enough of baseball…IT’S THE 4TH OF JULY. Louise and I have decided to stay “home” (we’re parked at Tall Chief RV Park in Fall City, WA.) and watch the Seattle fireworks on TV…gawd, we must be getting old !!! Mario and Carl were over the other night and invited us to their condo in Seattle to watch the fireworks but we decided that it would be better for us to stay home…Thanks guys. Wamu sponsored the fireworks at Seattle’s Gas Works Park and boy that was some display. I don’t think we have ever seen a better fireworks display.