Happy Birthday to my beautiful United States of America!!!!
As we have established I was not born in this magnificent country (read here) but I have been an American citizen longer than I was any other type of citizen which is why I love celebrating Independence Day!!! This has to be one of my favorite holidays
truth be told I like them all this one is extra special, there’s so much to do and the weather is usually perfect to do it. This year Chicago decided to pretend it’s HELL, we are expecting 100+ degree weather, YEY if you want to be a prune by the end of the day. I am not looking forward to the heat, as much as I love summer I cannot stand humidity.
On a brighter note here are some of the reasons why I love celebrating INDEPENDENCE DAY!
- I get to celebrate the freedom I have to do anything and be anything I want
- It’s in the summer
- Fireworks!!! <— this one is HUGE
- I get to spend time with friends and family
- there’s a parade (I know there’s a thanksgiving parade and a Christmas parade but I have only been to the independence day parade)
ADVICE to my fellow Chicagoans, DRINK lots of water, keep hydrated and out of the sun during peak hours which according to the FDA is between 10 am- 4pm, that sounds like the whole day to me I usually stay out of the sun between 12-2pm if I did 10am-4pm I would never do anything. It’s going to be between 105-115!!!