Happy Independence Day!

Yes, I know the 4th of July was yesterday. But if I was a day late wishing you a Happy Birthday, you’d still take it it, wouldn’t you?
The 4th has always been special to me here in Colorado Springs. When we first moved here 19 years ago, we were so impressed with how the city went ‘all out’ to make it a real event. The symphony concert at Memorial Park was so good, the fireworks amazing, and the howitzers they brought in from Ft Carson for the 1812 Overture just were over the top.
I say were, because once again this year, budget problems caused the city to cancel one of our best traditions. Don’t get me wrong, there were fireworks at 6 different venues. And 4th of July fireworks at the US Air Force Academy is pretty cool too. But I’m looking forward to the time when we can plan on the City of Colorado Springs to continue with one of the best 4th of July celebrations I’ve ever seen.
As it turned out, there was enough rain, hail thunder and lightening going on at dusk last night, that we stayed home anyway. Appropriately, we watched the Ken Burns documentary on the life of Thomas Jefferson, so our patriotic spirit was still fed 🙂
I hope your 4th was a good holiday. It kind of marks the 1/2 way point of the summer (even though it is really only about 1/3). Here in Colorado Springs the weather has been superb (other than one of our first rains in a while hitting at fireworks time 🙂 ) We are looking at 70’s and 80’s and lots of morning sunshine this week, how can you beat that?

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