Happy belated Independence Day! It is a rare occasion that I am in America for this joyous celebration of independence from the Brits – as i’m usually on a plane to London.
We spent the 3rd pre-partying at a family BBQ. We had burgers and hot dogs with all the best side dishes. For dessert we had watermelon and American Flag cupcakes. The store only had 9 flag cupcakes left, so they threw in a few festive coloured dogs which turned out to be a great talk-piece.
After 20 minutes of thunder, lightning, and torrential downpour, we took a dip in the pool. The perfect pre-fourth BBQ.
After dinner we walked with the crowds down to the National Monument to watch the most spectacular firework display. On the way, a family friend bought me a lightsaber to ensure I didn’t get lost in the crowds. It turned out to be almost as amusing as a sparkler.