The fourth of July is a big holiday in the US. It is supposed to be the birth of our country, and is usually celebrated with cook outs and fireworks, both of which are big here in Vegas. Several of the big hotels set of large fireworks displays, and there is an Indian reservation just a half hour drive north of here where all kinds of big do-it-yourself stuff is sold. Our neighborhood has been noisy for weeks leading up to this, and last night it sounded like a war zone out there.
We followed our standard tradition of burgers on the grill followed by floating around in the pool watching the sunset. It was a little cool, the temps didn’t go above 40c, but the water in the pool was a nice 33c, and very pleasant to swim in. That’s the temp we will keep it at until probably mid October. No, we don’t heat the pool, that’s just from the sun.
Here is what it looked like
We’ve got four palms along the side of the pool, they are all blooming now and dropping little flowers into the water. We’ve got the guy down the street that has a tree trimming company bringing his big truck over next week to trim the flowers off and the dead fronds.