Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our First Fourth

Yesterday Abby and I packed ourselves, some DVDs and two friends in the car and we headed to Alaska to celebrate the fourth of July. I'd never celebrated it before, and I was really excited to do it small town-style.
It was quintessentially patriotic and wonderful. There were foot races, tug-of-war contests, a pie auction, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a parade, live music, good food and everything was bedecked in red, white and blue.
Everyone wished us a "Happy Fourth!" and we wished them back the same. Abby ran and ran, and I took in all the beauty of patriotism. It was certainly a level above Canada Day--people just seemed more into it. It was a big ordeal, although it was simple ways to celebrate. A street barbecue, wearing a funny hat, putting ribbons on your car. A pipe band that made me (and several other people) tear up.
We all ate well, as we always do when we got to Skagway: Thai food for lunch, pink lemonade, fancy ice cream, American groceries (I scored a bag of Bugles, remember those?), the best chai latte I ever tasted (I'll show you if you come visit!)
It was a wonderful day, made even more special by sharing it with friends from out of town, and my friend's adorable baby boy. It was my best Skagway adventure yet!


  1. I had a wonderful time with you guys! Thanks for bringing Noah and I. Amazing memories.

  2. Sounds like fun!

    And they sell bugles at the store in Faro!!


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