Fourth of July: Washington D.C.

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.

For the Fourth of July, we stayed in downtown D.C. We spent the day walking around in the muggy heat, taking in the old and new of the Nation’s Capitol.
I spy a kitty. 

We stopped for lunch at The Sofitel. The perfect summer drinks: Watermelon Martini & Lime, Muddled Mint, Soda Water, Pineapple Juice

We met up with family friends for dinner at Capitol City Brewing Co.
How about that for a starter?

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.