Happy Birthday, America

A brief intermission from the Europe posts to say—Happy Birthday, America.

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Yesterday, we took the train to Boston to see the fireworks light up the city.

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You hang a ribbon with a prayer written on it…many, many prayers for Boston in these days.

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A burger and fries for dinner at Cheers….because what is more American than a burger and fries…from Cheers?

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And then we found our place by the Charles River and listened to the Boston Pops playing live in the background.

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And we laughed at all the perfectly normal grownups dressed in their crazy patriotic outfits :]

And then….

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The sky lit up over the Charles River and the music soared around us and I was happy to be home, happy to be a part of this place, and happy to wish America a very happy birthday.

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