happy birthday, America

Happy 4th of July, 2009!

My dudes, waiting for the fireworks to start.

A few minutes of the DC fireworks, as seen from across the river in Arlington, Va. With commentary from Dylan. Note: the butterfly ones!

We took a nice quiet stroll through DC after the fireworks, waiting for the trains to clear up – that didn’t happen, by the way. We walked for an hour after the fireworks and still waited for half an hour to get on a train back home. Everyone said it would be unbelievably, insanely busy. I guess it’s a learn from experience kind of thing – so hey, folks, guess what? The DC fireworks are insanely, unbelievably busy! 😉


This is the Korean War Veterans Memorial when you do it wrong. But let me tell you, what it’s supposed to look like at night is just as spooky.

Hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July 🙂