Independence day

Hi
we’re celebrating our independence today.  It’s a metaphor, of sorts, since we are dependent on other countries for oil, which makes us a second rate county with no power.
But that’s another post.
Today we are enjoying summers pleasures of sun, food, friends, fun, and life in general in the usa. 
The company I work for is directly across the river in town from the launch site for the fireworks.   Can’t have a better seat.  We bring a dish to pass, guitars, friends, and an anticipation for the later festivities.  Things blow up directly over us, in wonderful colors and sounds. 
A good way to celebrate and start a vacation.