July 4th is US Independence day, for Fun Monday, please tell how you spend your Independence Day either this year or in the past. Do you have a July 4th funny story you would like to share? Do you have a family tradition for this day? For those who are not US residents, please tell us when your country’s Independence day is and share with us how you celebrate/spend it. We would love some pictures too, you can share your stories in pictures too.
Those who visited my blog Saturday (see post below) may already know that I spent my Independence Day visiting my Nation's capital, Washington DC. It was a family affair, as my father-in-law and his wonderful wife Sharon, along with my sister-in-law, Lori joined us on a bus ride to DC. Usually, we would spend the 4th at a family cook-out, but it just so happened that a "Tea Party" event was scheduled in DC on this day, and my hubby wanted to partake in the festivities. Since I am not that into politics, I was more or less "along for the ride" and waited for the opportunity to sneak away from the event with my two girls to take in some sightseeing in downtown DC.
The Tea Party was held in front of the Capitol Building, so we took a short hike to the new Visitor's Center and then found our way to Union Station where we shopped and had lunch. We did not have too much time, because the event ended promptly at 2 p.m. and we had to catch the bus home. Since we got back from our trip so early, we were able to take in the fire works display at the Carroll County Farm Museum. My other SIL lives directly across from the Museum, making it very convenient year after year for family and friends to grab some great food, and then walk a short distance to watch the half hour display of spectacular fireworks.
We had a very fulfilling day! Spending the day in DC and ending it with fireworks seemed to be the perfect way to celebrate America's birthday!