It’s the 4th of July in the U.S. Come to think of it, it’s the 4th of July in lots of countries, except those who take the 5th (that’s a pun, sort of…I didn’t say it was a good one). But in the U.S. the 4th of July, Independence Day, translates to noise and crowds. Which is why my wife and I don’t really “do” the 4th of July (we’re the same way about New Year’s Eve parties).
I’ve never really liked crowds. Let me clarify: I actually do like crowds when they’re lined up to see one of my movies or buy my forthcoming book (he blithely speculated). I just don’t like being in crowds. It makes me feel, well, unfree — which is sort of the opposite of what Independence Day is about.
So, today Trudy and I are day-tripping, admiring our country from the open road, stopping to see the World’s Largest Horseshoe Crab Sculpture (there’s more than one?), and side-tripping to scenic outlooks — with liberty and elbow-room for all!
How do you celebrate the 4th of July?