4th of July

Great things happened on 4th of July 1776, and many years after that, too. Nowadays the Independence Day is celebrated with barbecues, picnics, fireworks and a hot dog eating contest.

Our first barbecue was at the pool where we served over 200 hot dog buns and hamburgers, as well as two 10 ft. hero-sandwiches. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me to collect evidence of the fiesta (and the red, white and blue shots that were also served).

The seconds barbecue of the day was a bit more relaxed, if you ignore the happy and playful sounds of seven 5-10 year olds running in a small area.

Typically American: Coke, party cups, hot dogs, corn and Heinz ketchup

As the night got darker, the bugs came out to their feast – on us.

Some people were shooting fireworks even during the day, but the real bombing started after dusk. I settled for the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, which was shown on NBC (with tons of commercial breaks to remind us, that even the Independence is not independent of money).

True patriots on tv

The fireworks seemed never ending. I wonder how much money could be used for actually useful purposes if the show was, say, only 15 or 20 minutes long.

Over 20 minutes of fancy fireworks over New York city

Wednesday seemed like a Saturday, so getting a loooong weekend after it seems really odd. More time to figure out what to do (in Merrick).

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