As July 4th comes to a close for those of us on Central Time, I just wanted to take a brief moment to wish all my American readers a Happy Independence Day! It was my first time celebrating this day here in America, and I can say that it was a lot of fun. Sure, the Midwest was epically hot (101 F!) but I managed to drag myself downtown to the Arch to the Fair St Louis.
The airshow (another first for me) was amazing. These pilots would swoop down along the river (doing what I learned today was called a Hammerhead turn), then spin and turn before pulling up right before the bridge to the East. My, wouldn’t want to be driving along that bridge today!
I even managed to convince a friend to back downtown later that night to watch the fireworks, which were certainly an amazing sight, and eat some funnel cakes (which is a cake that is poured out of a jug and deep fried before being coated in powdered sugar. Yes it is delicious!). The train home did take us longer than the actual fireworks themselves, but I will chalk that up to being part of the whole experience.
Happy July 4th!