Well, I am out here in Colorado missing the Delta. Tell me how you spent your 4th of July whether or not you celebrated it. My husband and I went to a picnic in a nearby town where I used to teach. Even though Greeley, CO. is just a half hour away, it is different from Ft. Collins where we live. It is out on the plains which are very dried out and yellow now due to the ongoing drought here. Ft. Collins is in the foothills next to the Rockies. At the picnic given by a past principal of mine who became a friend, we visited with her family and ate a real 4Th of July feast-hamburgers, brats, cold baked chicken, stuffed eggs, a wild-rice salad, potato salad, zucchini bread, cookies, and store-bought but tasty looking cakes. Then we visited with my husband's son and his wife and 3 children at their house back in Ft. Collins. Firecrackers started popping before dark even though there is a state law against them. All in all a very nice day. How about you?