I think you need to spend a Fourth of July stateside to appreciate the party it brings. For years I’d heard and seen through the great big World Wide Web, the colour, the fireworks, the BBQ! But it wasn’t until 2009, when I spent my first fourth in California that I really got it. It was the first of three consecutive Independence days that I’d spend in California and they were awesome. But to be fair they’ve been awesome since also. Here’s a little look inside my last five fourths.
(Photos of decent fireworks courtesy of my very good friend Tom Mc Carthy who is obviously a better photographer. My photo of fireworks with no fireworks!)