Happy July 5th! The 4th of July is great, but July 5th is when you get to tell everyone who wasn’t at your July 4th party what they missed. So here is a roundup of my 4th of July weekend.
The 4th of July is never complete with out fireworks! For the first part of the long weekend, I was in Virginia with my girlfriend’s family where there were plenty of fireworks and great food.
I made the Red, White and Blue, Macaroni and cheese as my contribution to the meal. After eating, it was time for fireworks.
As the sun went down, the lightning bugs came out! Which of course means you have to catch a few and let them fly away!
Finally it was dark enough for the fireworks show to begin! Here is a picture summary of the show!
I had an assignment to shoot on the 3rd, so I returned to Charlotte for the rest of the weekend. On July 4th, I continued celebrating, but without the fireworks. Instead it was just a lot of great food! My Mom made burgers and I brought a few side dishes. One was this delicious Cucumber Salad that I saw on Saveur.
It only requires a few ingredients and almost no time to create!
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