I have always loved the 4th of July, and still do, in spite of the challenges and concerns facing our country these days.
I liked this political cartoon that was in our paper the other day.
I like how people in our town put their flags out for the day, including my husband at our house.
I like eating outdoors and having picnic food.
I liked my "once a year" attempt at making potato salad. Even though my mom's potato salad always tastes the best (and I used her recipe), it turned out pretty good!
I really like this relish that I put on my hotdog. It's made specially for a funny little grocery store in our town called Esh's Grocery Market that is full of all kinds of odds and ends and brand names you've never heard of.
I like these veggie chips that we splurged on for our 4th of July supper. I don't know that they're any healthier for you than potato chips, but I love that they are colorful and tasty!
I especially love fireworks on the 4th, and we got to see two sets of them this year! Over the weekend, we went up to my SIL's cabin and watched fireworks from their deck, where my husband attempted to take some photos of them. Here's one that turned out pretty good.
On the night of the 4th we always walk down to the lake in the middle of our city and sit on the lawn of the high school to watch our local fireworks display. It is an amazing time because EVERYBODY comes out for it, and there are thousands of people at the high school, the surrounding parks, and all along the edges of the lake watching the display together. At the very end, you can always hear everyone whistling and cheering and clapping. Very fun!
I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July as much as I did mine!
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