illustration of children chasing fireflies at dusk

Fourth of July is the time for simple summer pleasures.

There is no better time than the Fourth of July for a picnic with family and friends! The holiday is just the break we all need this year to relax, unwind and enjoy summer in Vermont.  We’re cooking on the grill and sipping cold drinks while kids are taking a dip in the local swimming hole. We’ve put our phones down and picked up a frisbee to pass the time before the food is ready.

At dusk, we’ll watch the fireflies appear and climb up a nearby hill to marvel at the fireworks. We’ve passed the time on the Fourth of July like this so many times, and we’re thankful to resume these long-held traditions with those we hold dear. May your holiday be filled with simple pleasures, summer traditions and people you love.

Lyman, Cabot, Gardner & Eliot Orton