Picnic, Fireworks, the Symphony and Traditions

Every 4th of July. the Detroit Symphony Orchestra hosts an outdoor concert at Greenfield Village, replete with real cannons for the 1812 Overture, and fireworks over the Oxbow. This is my perfect evening. We can enjoy a picnic dinner, with tasty food, we can listen to amazing music, and witness one of the best ever fireworks spectacles up close!

The picnic basket...a gift from my Dad and David many years ago - and it has come in handy so may times!

The most wonderful artichoke ever. I made a dipping sauce of:

4 TBSP olive oil

3 TBSP lemon juice

1 TBSP dijon mustard

3 cloves of garlic


1 TBSP fresh minced oregano

OMG! so amazingly good!

Even Dax thought that the picnic looked yummy! She was helping me make the food - cleaning up whatever I dropped. :)

Other food packed: PBJ Sandwiches for the boys; cheese; crackers; fresh cut mango; grapes; nutrigrain bars; juice boxes; and chocolate covered pretzels.

And here is a pic of part of the crowd - Seriously - thousands of people...
Our view of the DSO...from atop to Train Tracks. Best seat in the house, and not sliding down the hill, or sitting in the mud. Ick. AND...all we have to do to watch the fireworks is turn our chairs around, and we have front-row seats to the fireworks. So Cool.

and here we are, enjoying the evening...(Joseph took this picture!!)

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