Happy 4th to you all and a little bit of a throw back in time to one of the independence day celebrations from the deep South in Alabama. It is always hard to celebrate traditions that are not celebrated by everyone else if you live in another country. I still think it is important to acknowledge them in some way as we both are American citizens. We are having some burgers on the grill tonight on our deck. It is a warm and nice summer day here.
It does not get more American than this. You don't need to be fancy or dress up. Just come the way you are. Beer is drunk out of the bottle (glasses are for Europeans). Drinking out of bottles is something I picked up and to me it just tastes better when it comes to beer or soda. You bring your camping chair and get the party started right there in the driveway.
Flags, drinks ,good spirits, burgers on the grill and a table with sides and desserts.
Then you always got your local parade to check out.
Does not get more country than this when it comes to parading on lawn mowers. Decorating your lawn mowers with the A from the Alabama football team of course. Football being the second religion of Alabama.
When you bake you buy a roll of cookie dough and then just pop them in the oven and it is home made.
It all ends with a bang and bright fireworks lighting up the sky. But celebrating here in Switzerland will be much more low key. We are flipping some burgers on the grill and decorating with our American flags.
Have a good one y'all! Happy 4th!