The weather forecast called for rain all day, and so our prospects looked bleak. However, we were lucky that the rain held out for most of the day, and only disturbed our festivities for an hour or so in the early evening. We had sun shining down on us for most of the day, and the rain passed allowing us to launch the fireworks in comfort.
The day started with various activities on the street, such as facepainting, water balloons and a bouncy castle. Food was provided by the families of Gorham Way, and resulted in a large variety of delicious items to choose from. Games were organized in the park, and we found ourselves running with eggs on spoons, bouncing with balloons between our legs, and tossing bean bags for points. It was a lot of fun. The bean bag toss was improvised, and moved near the park gazebo to shelter the participants from the rain.
The day ended with an amazing fireworks display, organized by Ed. We were impressed by the length of the display, and truly enjoyed the entire show. The fireworks finished up around 10:30 PM, and many sleepy children (and parents) made their way to bed.