Sunday, July 4, 2010
Fourth of July
Photos 2010 © Ash Skabar
For today, Ash and I decided to switch places. All the photos above were taken by Ash, and I am in charge of text.
Today is the Fourth of July, so Ash and I decided to take it easy, stroll around Anchorage's park strip downtown, and check out the festivals. We walked from our home straight into the heart of Anchorage's carnival scene. Ash and I enjoyed watching people fly kites, beat each other up with padded bows, jump wildly in balloon tents, slide down giant slides, dance to random big band music, eat funnel cakes, and stare in awe at the giant blue king kong in the center of it all. The vibes downtown were nothing but festive; the only hostility we encountered was a lady in a car upset about the parking situation. (We are fortunate to live downtown; parking looked terrible.)
After we walked through the carnival a couple of times, Ash and I decided to go grab a beer at our favorite pub, Darwins, where we ran into a old friend of mine and caught up in the glow of a fourth of July baseball game and the hum of good afternoon bar conversation.
All in all this was a happy fourth and we look forward to the fireworks tonight!
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