Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 165

Happy 4th July!

The day stuff…..

The River Hill parade! Fabulousness in American-style! Warm weather, community spirit, crowds, patriotism, politics, pride and pageantry…..

It was so very American, and so very non-British in how it all felt (I guess that has something to do with the fact it’s a celebration of kicking us out…!) 😉

[Cowboy] hats off to the organisers – as with most things in America it went so smoothly and was a bundle of fun!

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It was in abundance, and what a special event for this expat Brit to be involved in (despite some American chums mocking this was the day for the Brits to lie low….!) As if I ever would lie low at anything!

There was more candy being passed out to the kids at this parade than Halloween….sugar rush!

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Best of all…the ‘DeckChair Dads’…..they were so very, very funny 🙂

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And this….

The day has only just started – more celebrations to come tonight. If you want to see more pics from the 4th July celebrations, see my Desperate English Housewife in Washington Facebook page.

As I stated this very morning: Living in the USA is like living with a slightly crazy uncle….You are funny, bizarre, welcoming, curious and sometimes I can’t believe we are related! But it’s still pretty damn awesome (even if you have funny rules about drinking). Thanks for having me to stay, Uncle Sam.

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2 Responses to Desperate English Housewife in Washington, chapter 165

  1. Anette Taylor says:

    Hey,
    Just read about you in the Howard Magazine so i recognized you in the parade! We love the River Hill parade & always have a lot of fun there!
    I am also an expat, born and raised in Sweden so it’s really fun to read your experiences here in HoCo!

    Anette

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