We are visiting the U.S. during the 4th of July! We’ve been visiting on the 4th of July for the past few years so I think I can make a prediction of how the evening will go. For those of you who have not experienced a 4th of July in Texas, here’s what it looks like:
5:30 pm – Parade. We sit under umbrellas to watch – not because it is raining, but because it is 100 f (40c).
6 – 7 – Eat snowcones, pet snakes, eat funnel cake, pet lizards, gnaw on giant turkey leg, get face painted, try fried Oreos.
7 – 9 – Leave and go get some fried chicken for a “real meal” and catch a bit of air conditioning at home.
9 – Go back to fairground and find a good place on the lawn to watch fireworks.
9:30 – 10 – Fireworks to medley of “Proud to be an American”, “Living in America”, “Born in the U.S.A”. and probably something Willie Nelson thrown in just because it’s Texas.
10pm – 11pm – Try to get out of parking lot.