Another experience ticked off my bucket list! I celebrated July 4th true American style! Admittedly the above photo and my main celebrations happened on the 30th June but it still counts in my eyes.
We spent our afternoon/evening on our local beach! Which was amazing in itself as I haven't spent a lot of time on the English beaches as they are a lot further to get too and mainly not as nice and also 9/10 times its raining..
Once on the beach we ate sushi! I'm not a fan of sushi so I had chicken noodles and it was very enjoyable. We have cans of beer in the typical red cups and baked in the sunshine. As the evening went on more and more au pairs joined us, I think in the end we had people from Sweden, Austria, Mexico, Germany and England!
The firework display was off a ship in the sea and it was amazing! I actually videoed the whole show but mainly for my parents and grandparents as they love fireworks and they get to see what I saw which they loved
We also brought glow sticks 2 for $5 which I personally think was a rip off but they made for funny photos as we all just left them on our heads..
After the fireworks finished we went back to the car, there was thousands of people on this beach which meant getting out of the car park was a challenge and we ended up singing to old 80s hits whilst sat there. A group of young lads also decided to run up and bang on the window scaring us all half to death as it was dark outside. I finally got home around 10:30pm and went straight to sleep.
On the actual 4th of July we planned to go into New York to watch the fireworks on Brooklyn bridge. Once we got into the city we ended up walking 20 minutes to a park instead to have a better view. I sat down on the grass relieved as I hate walking and especially in the heat! Opened up a bottle of water and then it starts to pour down with rain. We all quickly ran for cover and decided to skip fireworks and start walking to tube station which of course was another 30 minutes.. I ended up getting home at 11:40pm still wet from the rain, legs hurting from walking and I never saw any fireworks so as far as 4th of julys go it wasn't the best but it was memorable ha! It helps when I get to spend it with people who I have known for 3 weeks yet it feels like years!
Brit in the states