|People who know me will tell you I'm not a party animal and I'm usually not a party goer, preferring by far a quiet evening at home. But since I was to be in the USA for my first 4th of July, I thought I'd give it a try. Unfortunately, the weather didn't contribute to the celebration in my opinion.|
I hit a major heat wave in Boston (and
will likely be the same for all the week along the coast), we had
temperatures of over 35 C in the shade, without the humidity factor.
Because of that, it was too hot to roam in the city and explore. I
had no real desire or need to do so either, since I already been
visiting Boston 2 years ago, and I took all the pictures I wanted
then. I mean I would have loved to explore it again... but not in
this heat. So, I mostly stayed indoors with a fan blowing on me.
But on 4th of July, I've
visited the local (in Revere) celebrations. There was a small park
where they had placed inflatable games for kids, there were a poney
and a horse for the kids to ride, they had what they call 'slush' but
it's much more like shaved ice (not our regular slush or slurpee as
it's named here), they had a BBQ, popcorn, cotton candy and a
At the entrance, there was a local city
councillor who was handing out cards and pens for his re-election.
When he saw me with my camera, he asked me for which journal I was.
I told him I was just a tourist... but I don't think he got my
accent... because he continued to talk to me as if I was a reporter.
That was funny.
At night, the official fireworks were
in downtown Boston, but you could see them popping everywhere... from
the beach, from people's backyards, etc.
I won't lie and say I fully experienced
a 4th of July within the US... but I was there... and I
participated like most locals do, except for the family BBQ, since
most locals don't attend the large events.