Fourth of July means fireworks, set to a tinny version of Pomp and Circumstance blasting out of large outdoor speakers. There’s always some sort of group outdoor eating activity, often paired with a decent amount of group outdoor drinking. People dress in Red, White, and Blue and do American things, like sailing in Cape Cod and grilling large slabs of meat and adding disgusting amounts of mayonnaise to everything.
Red, White, and Blue Crates stacked near an outdoor market in Thailand
–the best I could do for an Independence Day-themed photo.
Fortunately for us, mayonnaise is a little difficult to get in Guangzhou. And though our 4th sadly won’t be filled with fireworks or grilled meats, we do what we can to celebrate as proper Americans should. So with home in our hearts and minds, (and so close to a departure date that we can almost taste our first Chipotle burrito), we’re donning our swimsuits and heading out to the waterpark! I mean, does anything scream ‘America’ more than theme parks and tube slides? Didn’t think so.
I’m leaving my camera behind, but rest assured, I’ll be having a wet ‘n wild good time.