This year was the first year in a long time that our family stayed in Chico to enjoy the festivities. We had a mellow day at home followed by a family BBQ in the evening. It amazes me how much time our kids will spend swimming! When the sun began to set we headed out to the Costco parking lot to watch the fireworks at the Fairground. We were joined by family and friends. It was really fun! Getting out of the parking lot was a nightmare, but we've learned a few lessons and will do better next year!