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Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th!!



There is a phrase that has stuck with me since I was little. I usually think of it in times like Memorial Day, Veteran's Day, Independence Day...

FREEDOM isn't FREE


And it's true. It's not a right, it's a privilege. I mean, it SHOULD be a right yes, but it comes with a price, it isn't free. And I'm thinking a lot on this today.

My bags are packed, they are in the car waiting. I'm just sitting here downloading a couple books on my mp3 player for listening on the plane (Yes, while I hand quilt!) and then I'll be off to Charlotte to catch my flight to Oregon!

I get in to Redmond about 9pm tonight...Bend time. Which is MIDNIGHT NC time..urrgh. Still, I wonder if I'll be there in time to see any fireworks as we drive from the airport back through Bend and to Randy's house in Sun River!? That would be nice. I think I'm flying in to early to see any from the air. My flight goes from Charlotte to Phoenix to San Francisco to Redmond..and I'm lucky, no long layovers at all..just off one plane and on to the next...I like it that way.

Whatever you and your family and loved ones get up to this holiday weekend, please stay safe, enjoy the small things, take time out to appreciate all that we have!

I'll check in from Oregon when I can!

7 comments:

cindyquiltsOR said...

The fireworks at Ft. Vancouver are set to begin at 10:05pm.

They used to be the largest fireworks display on the west coast. In the past, they were launched from a barge in the Columbia River, this year they are going from Pierson Airfield and expected to be lower to the ground.

MAYBE you will see fireworks as you fly from the east!

NanaKaren said...

You're totally right Bonnie..."Freedom Isn't Free". Thanks for sharing these thoughts.

Have a wonderful trip!

Hugs, Karen

Mimi said...

You going down the road from Bend to Sisters??? this is the week! or is that why you are in Bend? Enjoy the best weather ....

omashee aka Barb said...

Bonnie, I am soooo looking forward to meeting you in Sisters. Any clue where you'll be to help me in my search?
omashee at msn dot com

Nan said...

Sorry you won't be able to see any fireworks from the air. One time we flew out of Atlanta on the 4th just after sunset. We followed the sun west and got to see fireworks from the air our whole trip back to KS. So cool! :)

Lori said...

Have fun here in Oregon this week. I hope to see you in Sisters this saturday. I'm very excited to go this year.

YankeeQuilter said...

Enjoy your trip! Lots of fireworks all around our neighborhood tonight...