The second President of the United States, John Adams, said the 4th of July “Ought to be celebrated by pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other”. Events & Adventures members did just that, and we did it by both starting new traditions and by celebrating the classic ways.
We started our weekend with Floatopia…and if you’ve never given it a try, you should reconsider! It’s a few hours floating down the Russian River with drinks in hand. The river is very shallow, and during this amazing summer day the water was warm and the drinks were cold. Events & Adventures members met in the heart of wine country, attached all our tubes together, turned up the jams and floated four miles down the river to a local brewery where we hopped onto shore and all enjoyed the evening an evening full of great food and great company.
We kept the amazing weekend going with America’s favorite past times: softball and barbecue. The dogs and burgers filled the air with amazing smells while members stood up to the plate to test their skills. The warm day ended with a water fight leaving everyone laughing. But what’s Independence Day without fireworks? When you live in the Bay Area, there is no better way to see fireworks than from smackdab in the middle of the water itself. Members boarded catamarans and cruised around enjoying champagne and snacks as they watched the sky light up.
One of our members was quoted as saying, “It was an epic 4th of July, I’m glad I spent it cruising on the adventure boat with the Events & Adventures crew!” It was truly an amazing 4th of July weekend, and we got to spend it with some of the nicest people you’ll ever meet in Northern California!