By: Lauren Fabrizi
From barbecuing and camping out to swimming and boating, Branched O
For Robert Throckmorton and his kids, the holiday isn't just about the fireworks, it's about spending time with family members they haven't seen in a while.
"It's tough to see everybody," Throckmorton said. "So it's good to set time away to celebrate the holiday and family time."
Relatives came from across the state to
"I just like to hang out with my family," Throckmorton's son, Richard, said.
10-year-old Conner Peterson and his family also spent the day camping out. This year, he got an extra surprise.
"I get to light fireworks this year!" he said. "Normally light little ones, but this year I'm lighting big ones!"
"We've never done it before," Carinna Chavez said.
"Here with a lot of friends and family, couldn't get any better," her dad, Jose, added.