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Yes, we're those people. But I love it! I love the cheese factor, and I don't remember anyone complaining about the epic water-balloon toss we had last year (I won, for the record). I wrap the day watching the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (which I will forever call Pop Goes the Fourth because it's unbelievably catchy) and running out to my front yard to watch my crazy neighbor shoot off fireworks. This year I will also be tuning in for A Capitol Fourth, but that's just because
But I digress. The 4th of July signifies a time to goof off and have fun. Adults get the day off from work, kids are out of school for the summer. Everyone gets to kick back and let loose. What could be better?
I know I'm not the only one to feel this way, either. Did you know that the 4th of July is actually the busiest travel holiday of the entire year in the good ole U.S. of A? That's right, bigger than Christmas and Thanksgiving. As previously stated, kids are out of school and offices are closed, so many families take the opportunity to vacation and travel. Last year, an estimated 39 million Americans took to the roads and skies to travel for the Fourth, and the average distance travelled was between 500 and 900 miles. That's a lot of travel! But who can resist good times with friends and family, fireworks, and more hot dogs than you could ever possibly need? Certainly not I. What are your big plans for the 4th, travel bugs? Any traditions? Regardless, I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and revel in the fantastic Americana that sweeps the nation this holiday.