July 1st, 2004

Sydney - happy

4th of July...

...has always been one of my favorite holidays - it's always held such fond memories for me...

Up until last year, Susan and I used to travel to the Big Island every 4th to help the Jaycees in Hilo with their annual fireworks show off of Coconut Island. They actually plan and run the HUGE fireworks show (that the entire island comes down to see) themselves and it's really an amazing experience to be there to actually ignite the fireworks (their show is incredible and ALL manual) :)

This year I think Mark & I might just stay home. We'd been on the go so much that when the opportunity to relax and unwind comes up - we take full advantage of it. :) Besides, Mark is just getting over an awful cold bug he got on the flight home from NYC and I'd gladly welcome the time to sit and snuggle up with the fuzzy dog whenever I get the chance. :)

And of course, no 4th of July is complete without watching "1776" on DVD. :D I watch it numerous times during the year, but I do make a special effort to watch it on the 4th each year. :) Something about that last scene when the bell is ringing and Thomson is calling the names of the delegates that just gives me goosebumps every time!
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