Here I am when we lived in Montana. I am standing in front of my Grandma and Aunt's coffee house after the parade.
|We lived in a town on the railway line|
|More of the parade|
When we eventually bought a house the The LOML and I would have all of our friends around for a big (winter) BBQ. I would make tamale pie, ribs, chilli and apple pies to go with all of our other favourties. It was always a hit and I still have a few friends who send me a message every year on the 4th of July.
Once we moved to Ireland we didn't celebrate it with as many people but we still had a yummy dinner all by ourselves with sparklers. In 2008 we were in Florida for the 4th of July and we were treated to two fireworks shows. Disney Hollywood Studios do a special fireworks performance each year just for Independence Day and that year it was on the 3rd. We then went to the Magic Kingdom for their special fireworks on the 4th of July (it actually runs for a whole week in that park). I would have liked to have gone up to my Grandpa's and seen their parade and had a picnic but the kids really wanted to see the fireworks and at the time I thought we would get another chance a few years later (little did I know just how much life would change!).
|Special Fireworks at Disney Hollywood Studios|
|Magic Kingdom 4th July|
Wherever you are in the world, even if you aren't celebrating, I hope you have a wonderful day with your family. We were at work and the boys were at school but it really isn't the day that matters, but the family you spend time with.
Happy 4th of July my friends!