Tuesday, July 20, 2010

the fourth of lovely july

it is hard to take time to write when i'm having so much fun gallavanting around our nation's capitol! thus, two+ weeks late, i write about the fourth of july:

on the third, we went to the rehearsal of the capitol's fourth of july concert. there were so many people! and free water bottles everywhere. reba mcentire sang, and my favorite: lang lang played rachmaninoff's 18th variation from rhapsody on a theme of paganini. that is my song. i may or may not have squealed with delight.

with my good friend susie!

on the fourth, i met up with some friends on the national mall to watch the fireworks. there were thousands of people. we camped at the stairs of the lincoln early in the afternoon and did some crosswords to help pass the time.

the washington monument (if you look carefully, you can see the capitol building to the left!)

the steps of the lincoln

and we're off!

as for what it's like being here on the fourth of july, i'll just say this: add it to your bucket lists. there is an excitement and a patriotism as thick in the air as the humidity. to see fireworks over the capitol building and the monument to our first president, a man of true excellence, as you're sitting on the steps of the lincoln memorial--there is nothing like it.

1 comment:

  1. you know susie? small world. she lives two houses down from me.