Views of the Neighborhood – Fourth of July Decorations

This is the day before the Fourth of July. So I thought it would be interesting to see some decorations around town. We are being catered by Better Half in Austin. Today’s entertainment is who else but Lee Greenwood.

Menu

BETTER HALF BREAKFAST SANDWICH English muffin, crispy hash brown, smoked paprika aïoli, arugula, fried farm egg CHOOSE BACON, BREAKFAST SAUSAGE, BEYOND SAUSAGE, OR AVOCADO

CHICKEN BISCUIT southern fried chicken breast, jalapeño-honey butter, curry bread & butter pickles
PASTRAMI BISCUIT house cured & smoked brisket pastrami,
creamy Swiss & horseradish pimento cheese spread, fried egg

GRANOLA BOWL oats, nuts & seeds, pomegranate molasses,
local Greek yogurt, seasonal fruit & berries, Thai basil & mint

WAFFLE IRON HASHBROWNS coffee & cream gravy, cotija, farm egg, pickled onions, scallions

NEW SOURDOUGH PANCAKES  strawberries, coconut lime streusel, vanilla whip

NEW BIG SUMMER SALAD  sweet corn purée, power greens & romaine hearts, heirloom cherry tomato, avocado & yellow squash, summer shoots, creamy cotija chimichurri & spicy pepitas
BETTER HALF CHICKEN BURGER house ground chicken, Duke’s Mayo, Swiss, LTO

BETTER HALF CHEESEBURGER 44 Farms ground beef, Dijonnaise, American cheese, LTO

BEYOND MEAT VEGGIE PATTY AVAILABLE

Picture of an old time school bus

So, hop on, and let’s go.

This is a repeat of a prior year. I thought it was funny and a good use for a poor departed palm tree.

Several mail toppers in town.

From Sea to Sea decoration.

A stylish bunting on stylish home.

The ultimate topper. Armadillo, cactus, and flags.

The Lakeway Heritage Center celebrating the Fourth of July.

The Freedom Memorial is all decked out too.

Lakeway city lines all the thoroughfares with flags. This is the sculpture garden.

A close look at the plaque.

Guardian angel.

Girls with arbor rope.

Girl with Teddy bear.

Boys balancing.

Tennis boy.

I hope you have a wonderful Fourth of July celebration. Now enjoy the food and Lee Greenwood.

65 comments

  1. Happy 4th of July! Great decorations.

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    1. Thank you, Darlene. 😁

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  2. Thanks for the tour, John. This year I’ve seen more flags than ever…I love it! Enjoy the holiday as we celebrate our great country.

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    1. Thank you, Jill. You as well.

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  3. Happy 4th, John. I just love that armadillo.

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    1. I thought it was adorable too. Thanks, Joan. Happy 4th. 😁

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  4. I knew we could count on Lakeway!!

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    1. Thanks GP. Love the gif.

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  5. Love all the sculpture! Wishing you and the Producer a happy 4th, John!

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    1. Thank you, Lori. Happy 4th to you as well. 😁

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  6. Really cool sculpture garden.

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    1. I love that garden.

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  7. Once again, Lakeway does it up in style!

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks, Liz.Happy 4th.

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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  8. That sculpture garden is so cool. And the bunting, it always reminds me of fairs and important baseball games. I love how they used that palm tree as well, good stuff!

    Happy Fourth of July weekend Sheriff

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    1. Thank you, Marc. Happy 4th to you.

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      1. Back atcha

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  9. Haven’t been able to visit very many blogs the last couple of weeks, but I just HAD to see what you shared today, and I’m so glad I was able to take a few minutes to go on the tour with you! LOVE the displays, ALL of them, but the sculpture garden is a real treat! Thank you so much for sharing folks celebrating Independence Day with love and pride!! It did my heart good to see it all! And Happy 4th to you and your family, John! 🤗💖🤗

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    1. Thank you, Marcia. Happy 4th to you and yours as well. 🇺🇸

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  10. Happy 4th of July, John. I hope they keep the fireworks at a minimum!
    I really love that statue garden. It is so beautiful.

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    1. There are fireworks here for three days. Enough to contemplate a move to Alberta.

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  11. Nice to see a city celebrating the birth of our country. Happy 4th of July, John!

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    1. Happy 4th, Tim. It is nice.

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  12. Have a grand 4th!

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    1. You as well, Annette.

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  13. Lakeway celebrates in style as usual. Lee Greenwood says it best. Perhaps we can come togethr for one day to appreciate what we have even if we are divided. The palm tree and flag are a hopeful sign! Have a safe July 4th, John. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Jo. I hope you have a happy and safe day as well.

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  14. Some very tasteful displays, John! Also, love the sculpture garden. I recently visited one near me!

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    1. This is a favorite of mine.

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  15. Happy Fourth, John. Love it when a city lines its streets with Flags to remind us we’re celebrating a holiday! Some of our area cities do that, too, and it never fails to make me smile. A small gesture, I suppose, but one that speaks volumes.

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    1. It is a small gesture but like you say does speak volumes.

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  16. Beautiful park, love the statues. The armadillo doesn’t look impressed with his bow tie, lol.
    Happy 4th of July, John!

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    1. He does look a little put out. Thanks, Jacquie.

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  17. HI John, these are nice pictures. Are the statues of the children temporary for 4th of July or are they permanent?

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    1. It is a permanent installation. There are a few other sculpture placements in Lakeway.

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  18. Good to see so many decorations.

    Sourdough, pastrami, chicken, biscuits – it’s hard to decide, John. I did rule out the granola and the veggie patty.

    Happy 4th of July!

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    1. Happy 4th, Dan

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  19. petespringerauthor · · Reply

    Very patriotic and festive. Fingers crossed—it’s been relatively quiet here after two raucous years of fireworks.

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    1. They are poppin here for sure.

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  20. Thanks for sharing, John! Happy 4th!

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    1. Happy 4th, Jan 😊

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    1. Another thanks for sharing, Michael.

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  21. Great decorations, but i adore this sculpture garden. Isn’t this a great way of entertainment, for all over the year? Thanks for sharing, John! Enjoy your day! xx Michael

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    1. I love to visit it. Thanks, Michael.

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      1. :-)) Thanks for sharing, John! Enjoy a good week. xx Michael

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      2. You as well, Michael.

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  22. Wonderful tour, John, and I love the sculptures, too. Happy 4th! 🎆

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    1. Thank you, Lauren. 😊

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    Thanks for the fun tour, Happy 4th!

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  24. Happy Forth, John. Time to keep the dogs from climbing the sheetrock around here.

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    1. Yup. We have the same issue. Happy 4th,

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  25. Fabulous! 🇺🇸

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  26. It’s not every day you see such a festive armadillo. Thanks for the tour, John!

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    1. I was quite taken with it too.

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  27. Happy belated 4th, dear John.

    I watched the fireworks across the USA last night, music accentuating the spectacle.
    It was brilliant. I’m still shivering from Def Leopard playing “Pour Some Sugar On Me” with the sky aglow with beauty.
    The neighbourhood looks perfect!
    So, the NEW BIG SUMMER SALAD sounds amazing! YUMM!!! If it’s small, I’ll have 2!
    Listening to Lee… great song!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the 4th. Yes I would take two salads.

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  28. The palm tree and the armadillo both dressed for the occasion made me smile. Happy to have landed on your site John. Hope you had a good 4th as we did. Best, Bruce

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    1. Thank you so much for letting me know you enjoyed the post, Bruce.

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