I'm off reaaallly early in the morning to drive up to Sonora, CA, where I'll be spending the 4th July with my sister. I grew up in Calaveras County, just a stone's throw away, but I left the area as soon as I hit 18 and could get out of the house. It's been decades since I've been to Sonora. I'm really looking forward to checking out the town. My sister says it's changed quite a bit.
I'll be taking both of my animals with me - by taking Annie with me instead of leaving her with a pet sitter, she won't have to suffer through the fireworks on the 4th. Ain't I smart?!
Everybody have a safe and great 4th.
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