Sunday, July 4, 2010

being American.

Hamburgers, hot dogs, soccer games, frisbee throwing, fireworks, and camping out on the side of the road for a parade. THIS is what the fourth of July is all about. The street outside my apartment is LINED with tents, tarps, air mattresses, blankets, and tons of families. It's pretty funny. The parade starts at 9 am tomorrow and people were allowed to start staking out their territory at 3 pm today. And they were there RIGHT at 3 as I was walking to eat lasagna with my ward. Crazy, crazy, crazy. We plan on watching from our balcony or driveway. Last night some friends and I had a barbeque and watched the fireworks from Stadium of Fire and heard faint snippets of Carrie Underwood and of course, threw frisbees and played a little ultimate. :) It was super fun. It took forever to get back to our apartment because of all the traffic but it was totally worth it. I feel pretty darn lucky to live in this incredible country and am extremely grateful for all the people who have sacrificed for our freedom. Go USA!
Also! Here are a few pictures from Portland :) (Again, I have put them in backwards order, oops)

Kendra and I at Multnomah Falls outside of Portland
They were SO pretty!! We hiked to the top :)
Me and the Portland skyline, right after we visited the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Ben and me eating Voodoo doughnuts. They were delicious!
Me and a random statue in Pioneer square.
Contrary to what these pictures seem to show, we actually did listen to the talks I just didn't take any pictures of them. It was a really fun trip!
Happy Independence Day!!

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