I was fortunate enough to land an invite to watch 4th of July fireworks at the very Ace spot at Jan's house on the beach in Pompano, Fla. where we partied and spent the night.
Fireworks were directly in front of the house (brown house pictured behind the 3 kids)
I watched the magnificent display of lights from the front yard under the thatched palapa & I felt very much at home in this environment. Island girls love to be near the sea - add palapa, rum & some cool ass people, well - heaven on earth, no matter what part of the globe you are.
I landed this choice spot through my connection to her sister, a long time friend of mine & ex- co-worker Sheryl who I wrote about in an earlier blog "Que Viva Mexico".
I had seen many photos of Jan & her children from Sheryl over the years so I felt like I knew them before I even got there.
As soon as I arrived, the whole family made me & my kids posse feel welcomed. Jan has the most beautiful family of handsome sons & a fab daughter I have yet to meet. The young men were accompanied by the mega coolest wives ever to be found on this planet & their kids.
Thalia, Joe's special girl made sure I always was exactly where I should be at the opportune moment. Silvia, Ray's wife, to me, is already a superstar! Look out for her on the next American Idol, she will be auditioning in Aug. this year. She's is a talented singer by all accounts & I have my bet she'll be on-stage next season.
Jan had a wonderful buffet spread in her beach-house and I became addicted to the bacon strips that hugged the date palms in the appetizer section and kept going back for more.
Sheryl (in brown & white top) is like my sister - we go way back and have a long history of fun together. This 4th of July was no exception in her company. Thank you guys for making this a really memorable event for me & the kids.