If you recall from Gwensday's post, that was the day of Red White and Boom in Columbus. We went to our neighbor Carrie's house for a cookout and to watch the fireworks.
|Colin's holiday wear|
|Carrie's dog Doodle loves Aaron. And vice versa.|
On the 4th, we slept in. While eating breakfast, we listened to some American music, which in my world includes the following:
- "American Salute" by Morton Gould - based on the "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" tune. I can't convey just how much I love this. You should listen to it - it's not that long.
- "Appalachian Spring" by Aaron Copland - This is almost 25 minutes, but it just screams 'Merica to me.
- "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin - I always wish I could play this on the piano, but then again, I've never really tried.
- "Battle Hymn of the Republic" words by Julia Ward Howe (Did anyone else read her biography as a kid? No? Well, I did.) This choral arrangement is the way I always think of this song.
- "Rodeo: Hoedown" by Aaron Copland - No, it's not just the theme song for Beef.
Then we wandered down to the Doo Dah Parade.
|The Marching Fidels, a Doo Dah tradition|
|We watched at an intersection and the police officer there was a hoot!|
|Columbus is sometimes referred to as "Cowtown."|
|"Summer's Eve Top 10 Douches," including Kim K|
|Red, White and Budweiser|
The after party took place on our porch. I turned in early but there was dancing and loud music until past midnight. I did not take a picture of the aftermath today, but it's full of those Budweiser cans! Thank God for recycling day today!