Friends + Food + Floating + Fireworks!

I hope everyone had a safe/fun/relaxing/exciting weekend! We traveled to Mt. Juliet, TN for the 16th annual 4th of July weekend at our friend’s family lake house. As with most of the Southeast, we had a pretty rain-filled holiday, but we made the best of it! We got some games (Sour Apples to Apples, Cards Against Humanity, and Heads Up for Iphone) and had the most entertaining time waiting out the rain. We had a much smaller group this time around… around 12 or so compared to 30+ in past years, but we had a fabulous time, as we always do!

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We set up a giant tent so we could at least enjoy the outdoors while we played all afternoon. 
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BFFs since high school, and the mister on the left is the reason we met! They also love America. 
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Every year, we have a big, fancy dinner at the Cherokee Steakhouse. Meaning that it’s an all-you-can-eat steak and bring-your-own-cooler type of place. 🙂 It’s always a great time. And I hear it’s for sale with the marina behind it for a cool $6 million if any of you are interested. 
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Last year, we started a new tradition of going into Nashville to celebrate our friend Hunter’s birthday. This year, we stepped it up a notch with a party bus, complete with a dance floor, which came in quite handy for travel entertainment. 
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Nothing but magic.
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Downtown at the honky tonks — this is Craig’s favorite, The Stage. I love the giant mural of country legends along the wall. 
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On our last day, we finally got a break from the rain and were able to take the boat out. Perfect way to end our weekend!
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Actually, this was the perfect way to end the trip — a private fireworks show by the neighbors. So pretty!
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Despite the less than stellar weather for the 4th, we had a fantastic weekend because we were with wonderful friends. You can’t beat a trip  filled with friends, food, floating, and fireworks!

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