Happy Birthday America!

We celebrated America’s 238th Birthday yesterday at the annual Santa Barbara Rescue Mission BBQ & Carnival.  The residents of the recovery program, staff and volunteers hosted a parking lot full of homeless guests who enjoyed a delicious bbq (I especially loved the pasta salad!), some fun ol’ fashioned carnival games and a bountiful raffle of helpful items. Rudy had run of the place in his walker and joyfully greeted the guests.  Luckily our friend Dale captured a bit of the fun…

Rudy arm wrestling with a guest…and winning!  Ha Ha  Go, Rudy, Go!
Rudy arm wrestling with a guest…and winning! Ha Ha Go, Rudy, Go!
High five
High five!

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Happy Day!
Happy Day
Rudy got tp'd later in the day at the fireworks show by our neighbor Jannele...
Rudy got tp’d later in the day at the fireworks show by our neighbor Jannele…
We avoid the firework crowds and watch from a parking lot across the street!  Yeah, we're kinda lame that way but all had fun nonetheless!
We avoid the firework crowds and watch from a parking lot across the street! Yeah, we’re kinda lame that way but all had fun nonetheless!

We hope you had a happy day too!  Happy July everyone!

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday America!

  1. Love those photos! So glad I could be there for a little bit to see how blessed the homeless were by the event. The women from BH has a blast!

  2. What’s is up with all the clothes – it’s July for crying out loud! Rudy’s shiner makes him look so tough. No wonder he won arm-wrestling. Psyched em out.

  3. PRICELESS PICTURES! How neat that you can see the fireworks from home!!! Rudy brings joy wherever he goes….

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