I started out the day watching our local Mira Mesa 4th of July parade and it looks like a new "youngster" is going to try out for our city council position. I think his name was Chris Cates. I saw his banner and wondered is Chris a guy or gal? Then he was walking along the parade route, shaking hands and handing out info pamphlets and introducing himself. Anyway - it's always fun to see our parade - we're up close and personal with all the paraders and each year some new groups participate. There were some cool model A cars in this years parade and the Marines had some REALLY cool vehicles. I have no idea what they were - but they looked interesting. And I ran into the office manager for one of the companies I consult for. She is a fun person at work and she's really a blast during a parade. She goes every year so now I have someone else to hang out with when my mom's not in town. She suggested an alternate viewing spot for the fireworks tonight so we'll try that out and see how it works. Have a fun time at your local 4th of July events or just enjoy your Thursday if you live somewhere other than the USA.
And, just to keep you in the spirit - here are some 4th of July theme designs I've made!