So for obvious reasons, being British mainly, I’ve never celebrated American independence and was very excited while planning this trip that I would be here during the holiday. America has certainly grown up to become a beautiful country in its own right. Just being here during the holiday makes it impossible not to get caught up in everybody’s enthusiasm and excitement.
I’m staying completely away from the tourist areas in a lovely little town where streets are lined with beautiful wooden houses where rocking chair sit all pretty, and every lawn has the American flag flying. I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate my first American holiday.
This beautiful young lady is Natalie, she could easily be the nation’s sweetheart. She reminds me of warm cookies and milk and her fourth of July outfit was adorable, think Tommy Hilfigers all American style.What holiday would be complete without a few pretty sparklers! Just looking at the boxes got me excited.So excited in fact that we didn’t even wait for it to go dark before ripping open the boxes and having a play. I certainly don’t need big fancy fireworks just some sparklers and instantly I’m a child again.We all made our way into the forest to collect firewood ready for the evenings bonfire and naturally the boys got distracted by fire.
Travis introduced me to his take on a chilli dog, are you ready for this! Sausage, tomato ketchup, onions, a layer of cheddar cheese, some chilli then all topped off with slaw. It was messy, but all the best foods are! This is something I will be serving at my next bbq back home.
We finished the day with some little fireworks while staying warm beside the bonefire.I hope you all enjoyed your fourth of July celebrations, I would love to see how you spent the holiday, please feel free to tag me in your instagram pictures and show me your weekend. One things for sure I’m already planning a return trip for thanksgiving for some more American hospitality.