Wednesday, July 4, 2012
July 4th has always been my favorite of the smaller holidays! There is just something about running around outside barefoot, sweaty, and completely decked out in red, white, and blue that screams summer to me! We always made a big deal of it when I was little with a big family get-together, homemade mint chocolate chip ice cream, and backyard fireworks. When I got older, I spent seven summers at camp where the Fourth included camp-wide themed games, two cookouts, a parade, cabin skits, and a professional fireworks show. The past couple of years have been more relaxed. My sister now goes to camp, so my mom and I have been revisiting our old Fourth traditions. (Most of these traditions being food-related!)
Being in Italy this summer, I obviously haven't felt the "July 4th spirit", and I actually miss it! However, there is a pub in town that serves American hamburgers and fries (it's Irish though... go figure!), so we are going to don our best red, white, and blue ensembles and show these Italians some American pride!
So be you at home, the beach, or out of the country -- Happy Happy Happy Independence Day!