Tuesday, July 5, 2011

independence day

With fireworks for sale on what seems like every block around us and lack of regulation we have enjoyed hearing fireworks every night this past week. Matt described it well when he said our drive home last night was like a war zone because you never knew what house or street was going to set off the next firework.

We celebrated the night of the Fourth at Fort Vancouver. An inactive military base that was used from the time of the Civil War to WWII and the former home of Ulysses S. Grant.

Next to the Fort is the oldest operating airfield where a biplane was available for rides. We enjoyed people watching, the vendors and the impressive firework display. Since the Fort is on a hill, we also got peeks at all the other firework shows going on across Portland and the Columbia River.

I love my country and thankful for all the servicemen and women!

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