Sunday, July 4, 2010

Happy Independence Day!

Wishing you all a happy Fourth of July!  I always loved this holiday for the cookouts and fireworks, but love it even more now for what it represents.

Our neighborhood hosts a small, folksy parade for the kids, families and pets.  It's basically a lap around the perimeter streets on bikes, scooters, wagons and skateboards followed by hot dogs and watermelon in the park.  We rode our Schwinns for the occasion; Jan on her red Breeze and me on my blue Racer.  It seemed only fitting to choose American-made bikes in patriotic colors for the occasion.

Tomorrow it's back to muted green and brown Raleighs.  But today, it was loud, bright and independent!  You rock, America!


  1. Happy Fourth!

    We spent ours with family and friends and enjoyed the local fireworks from our front porch! (advantage of living near a very large military installation)


  2. It was AWESOME to share the day with our Schwinns . . . and each other!!!