We had a back to basics Independence Day! With my Mom here, my brother and niece came over. We took a walk to the park, barbeque’d, roasted marshmallows, and set off our own fireworks. We could see the ones for the city through the trees. It was a fabulous laid back day and I am very thankful to live in a place where I am free to celebrate how I choose, wander the streets safely, eat delicious and safe food, enjoy my family that lives far away, and escape into a cool sturdy home when I need to!