I'm headed out of town for a few days to celebrate the 4th of July. Briefcase and I got married on the 4th. In hindsight, it really wasn't a very good idea. Every year, except for our first anniversary, we've spent the 4th doing traditional family activities. We never, ever, celebrate our anniversary on our anniversary … and most of the time we end up not celebrating it at all.
Fireworks! Kids! Picnics!
All the traditional celebrations overshadow our anniversary. Before we know it, a few weeks have passed and it's Briefcase's birthday. By that time, we've both given up on any type of anniversary celebration.
Several months ago, I booked a couple rooms in Santa Barbara for the holiday. I always love Santa Barbara, but especially for the 4th of July. We usually stay in a hotel directly across from the beach. At night, we walk across the street, spread a blanket to sit on, and watch an amazing fireworks show over the ocean. When it's over, we walk back across the street to our hotel …
No traffic, no worries ….
Santa Barbara is a very casual town which is perfect for someone like me.
This is pretty much all I need to pack:
1. Bathing Suit
2. Small bag of sundries
5. One pair of jeans in case the beach fog rolls in
7. Flip Flops
8. Beach Blanket
I'll probably write a few light posts while I'm gone, but if I miss a day you'll know why.
I imagine many of you will be busy with your own holiday celebrations.
Speaking of, do you have a fourth of July tradition?
What will you be doing to celebrate?
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