Isn't this guy adorable?  I spotted him at one of the fireworks stands in Seaside.  Fireworks are illegal in the city of Monterey and due to budget cuts, there will not be a fireworks show at the wharf, I was really disappointed when I found that out, but the truth is there is so much other beauty here to keep us happy.
 For example, this sailboat caught my eye, so pretty and lovely with our flag sailing high.  We will be at our coastal casa enjoying some hamburgers, watermelon and root beer floats.  What about you?   Do you have any special fourth of July traditions?
Happy Fourth of July!