My local Boy Scout troop raises money by placing flags on your lawn on patriotic holidays, specifically Memorial Day, Flag Day, July 4th and Veteran's Day. I like that they are using high quality flags (the stars are embroidered, not printed) and that they've aligned it with my front door, so I can see the flag most of the time (I have a glass panel front door.) It's also kind of festive to walk around the neighborhood and see all the flags.
So with my house properly adorned for the holiday, I did the most American thing I could think of: I went to a baseball game. It was the Houston Astros vs. the Seattle Mariners and our team won! It was fun, though for me the best part is watching the crowd.
|Orbit, the Astros mascot.|
I also had my first chili cheese hot dog. This has confirmed my belief that sauerkraut and mustard is the only way to dress a dog. Never again.
And since it was an afternoon game, I was home in plenty of time to watch my neighbors set off at least a thousand dollars worth of fireworks.