Fourth of July Celebration  

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July 4th is a big celebration here in the US, this is the day that they commemorate their independence day. Last year my husband and I went to Washington, DC to witness how people celebrate this special event. The event there started with a parade and if you want to take a tour of the White House you need to plan ahead and contact your member of congress to request a ticket. That plan last year was spontaneous so we were not able to contact the member of congress ahead of time. Instead we just visited the museums and witnessed the parade. Last year we were not able to witness the fireworks display because the weather was not favorable, around 5pm it started to rain, so we decided to go home around 6pm and not wait for the fireworks display.

This year we decided to go there again but 3 days before the event we decided that we will do it local and witness it here in Frederick, MD after my husband’s friend told him that the firework displays are also great here. We went to Baker Park in downtown Frederick around 6pm after we had our quick grocery and bought some food for dinner. It took only 15 minutes to drive from home. We decided to park our car 1 mile from the park to avoid traffic and to walk going there. When we arrived at the park there is still a concert going on and as expected there were lots of families with kids having parties, it looked like a big family picnic. Some people had been there since morning, some set-up their own tent, some brought their own chairs and sunbrella shade umbrellas, and some just sat in the grass. We forgot to bring our own folded chair and luckily after a long walk we found a vacant seat on a park bench. The fireworks display started at 9pm and lasted for almost 1 hour. I took some photos of the chunk of crowd that were there and the fireworks display.

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