Intersecting the State

This weekend I set out to see a few friends all over the state of Colorado. When you don’t have to work on Friday, that makes things a bit easier to travel because of a long weekend. Fortunately, I could leave work a bit early on Thursday, and get the jump on traffic to make it to Denver for a BBQ. The best thing, to me, about July 4th weekend is the patriotism shown by just about everyone. I especially love the clothing that people wear, including the USA shirts that have all kinds of ridiculous sayings on them. I’m not much of a drinker myself, but at one of the BBQ’s I attended on Friday, I saw a guy with a tank-top on that had the slogan ‘Let’s get Star Spangle Hammered’ on it. Every time I looked at him, I couldn’t help but to laugh. If you don’t laugh at that, you’re either too serious, or you have no fun with life.

My Friday was filled with a couple BBQ’s, one at a friend’s house, and one at my Mom’s house. My Mom likes to celebrate the holidays, but she likes to make sure that she celebrates a couple days early, so that all of her friends can make it to her house. Most people schedule BBQ’s on July 4th, so she didn’t want to be just another ‘fly in the ointment’ so to speak. I was happy to join her and take the job of grill master for the evening, which she loves so she can entertain and not cook. I like being by the grill, so I can chat with people as well.

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