We are usually pretty low-key when it comes to holidays. But I do like venturing outside for Independence Day to eat some food, drink beer and play with fireworks. It is more of a celebration of the first day of summer for us and a little anniversary. We made our first moves on each other on Fourth of July, 13 years ago. Then we decided to be girlfriend and boyfriend 16 days later. I was 16. Did you get all those numbers?
We felt like rebels going to the park with our dinner and beer and hanging out until 10:45. The park was pretty empty except for a big family BBQing by the picnic tables. They must have been there a while because by the time we settled down, the men were singing along to Adele. It was hilarious!
We had a perfect view of all the fireworks nearby. Everybody else goes to a different park or downtown Portland for the big shows so we had the whole entire grass of the park to ourselves. We sat back and watching people blow hundreds of dollars on fireworks.
We also had some of our own leftover from last year.
And lit up a few on the ground!
Hope y'all had a good 4th of July or Canada Day!
For everyone else, just enjoy the pretty lights.