Happy 4th of July!
This is the perfect day to tell you about our RED, WHITE, AND BLUE party, in which we brought a setting from THE PRIMORTUS CHRONICLES to life.
Read on and celebrate “New Washington”…a futuristic city in our books.
Start the day off with a patriotic breakfast. It’s YUMMY and EASY!
Here’s a link to the recipe.
Red, White, and Blue Toast Recipe
Then take in a Futuristic or Patriotic Movie…maybe both!
We saw TOMORROWLAND.
Check out this list of…10 Futuristic Movies
Or these…Patriotic Movies
Why not treat yourself to POPCORN for lunch?
In the afternoon take a break and READ a good book at your favorite spot. We know of a great series called..ahem, The Primortus Chronicles.
Grab Book One Here
Sorry about the shameless plug.
Have some RED WHITE AND BLUE punch. In the photo below, see the glass bottles ready for our drinks?
Well, someone (HE who shall not be named) drank all the blue Gatorade so we just had pink punch instead. Yeah, everything can’t go right. Anyway here is the recipe we almost used…
Patriotic Punch Recipe
For Dinner have a good old-fashioned COOKOUT with Cheeseburgers and Fresh Veggies.
Then roast marshmallows for S’MORES!
Top it all off with SPARKLERS.
Interested in learning more about New Washington?
READ THIS EXCERPT…
New Washington, formerly Washington D.C. was no longer the U.S. capital. The most powerful city in the world had been reduced to rubble on The Day of Disaster. Nearly all of its citizens had moved south, fleeing the brutally cold weather brought on by the volcanic ash known as the “Death Haze.” There were only a handful of people, survivalist types, who had stayed on, living below ground in the damaged tunnels of the Metro subway system.
It had taken four years for the politicians to get their heads together and decide on a new capital in Houston, Texas. So Washington D.C. sat in ruins, like a frozen wasteland.
Around the world, every nation had endured destruction and great loss of life. Those who survived now measured their lives by before or after The Day of Disaster, now more commonly known as The Day.
Over time, ever so slowly, the skies began to clear and it grew warmer. Naturally there had been a groundswell of support to rebuild the capital on its original site. However, after months of political debating and negotiating, a different plan was set in motion.
The capital would remain in Houston, and an SGR (special governmental region) would be set up in Washington. A region devoted to the prevention of global disasters, where experts from around the globe could come together. It would be filled with scientists, engineers, civil servants and environmentalists.
When the reconstruction began, most of the buildings and monuments were found damaged beyond repair. It took three years to rebuild the White House, which was then opened to the public as a research library and museum. But the most impressive structure erected in New Washington was “The Day of Disaster Memorial.”
The entire site consisted of three parts: the Global Recovery Fountain, the Survivors Memorial Park, and the Hall of Remembrance. The Hall was a gigantic crescent shaped building on the bank of the Potomac River. A plaque at the entrance read…
“Of all the questions which can come before this nation, short of the actual preservation of its existence in a great war, there is none which compares in importance with the great central task of leaving this land even a better land for our descendants than it is for us.”
President Theodore Roosevelt
Upon entering the building the visitors were greeted by a massive glass wall, which overlooked the Globe Fountain. A holographic photo gallery depicting the earth from space, before and after the catastrophe, lined the interior wall. The far ends of the hall contained event rooms.
Inside one of those darkened rooms lay a neatly wrapped package, waiting to unleash its contents. Securely tucked within were two gifts that were not what they seemed. Their true worth and how deeply they were tied to The Day was yet to be revealed. After years in silence their time had arrived.