This was our first July 4th in DC! We decided to head to the National Mall – despite MANY warnings to avoid the crowds, heat, and security lines.
We could have easily enjoyed our balcony view of the fireworks. Tempting! But it seemed WRONG to watch from a distance.
And so we nervously ventured out for…
It doesn’t get more patriotic than a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture by the National Symphony Orchestra on the National Mall. We opted for the rehearsal performance on July 3rd. It was glorious. The security lines were short. Kenny Loggins sang Footloose. The Husband was giddy. The kids ran and played.
This parade is charming and has a small-town feel. High school bands, Miss America, and oversized helium balloons whisked by us on the National Mall.
I can’t think of a better backdrop for this display of red, white, and blue. It was a sight to see – even on a misty, foggy night.
July 4th is one of our favorite Holidays. Last year, we said goodbye to dear friends over an All-American party.
And for years, we hosted an annual July 4th party for friends and neighbors. It started out small and grew to over 100 people. I loved it!
This year, was different. And while a part of me longed to be decorating my wrap-around porch in Dallas, I felt a nudge to embrace the new. And so I did. Embracing where you are is always a good thing.
Happy July 4th from my Home to yours!
If you find yourself in DC for July 4th, here is a list of fun!