We celebrated our first fourth of July in DC with the masses on the Capitol lawn. We packed a big cooler full of yummy food and lots of water and camped out on the lawn for the afternoon. We'd brought my pretty rainbow umbrella because we were worried about rain, but it ended up being used mostly for sun protection -- we were so glad to have it. It was soooo hot.
We were there to watch "A Capitol Fourth," the big concert that airs on PBS every year. Chris was actually supposed to be IN the concert, but because of his surgery he couldn't participate. He was disappointed, but I was glad to have someone to enjoy the concert with. It was a really fun concert, especially when the quartet of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins impersonators came on. Once the fireworks started, I was upset to discover we were in exactly the wrong place to see them. That was a pretty huge disappointment (I LOVE FIREWORKS) but overall it was a really fun night and a fun way to extend our feeling of being "permanent tourists."
ps: hi Mom!