We had a lovely Fourth of July celebration. The house was already festooned with flags, so we enjoyed a relaxing morning around the house, packed a picnic lunch, and headed out to the point for the Spirit of America celebration. It's held on the banks of the Tennessee River at Point Mallard Park and locals and guests alike turn out for picnics, boating, golf cart parades, live bands, a local pageant, and fireworks. We saw Miss Alabama, viewed dancing exhibitions of all sorts (ballet, tap, jazz, impromptu kids, etc.), heard instrumental and vocal music, and feasted our eyes on a rousing fireworks display.