Greg’s first Independence Day

July 5th, 2006, 12:47 pm PDT by Kat

Yesterday was July 4th, American Independence Day. It was the first one Greg has celebrated while in the states. We started off the day working (yes I put him to work) cutting pine branches for my birds to perch on. But then we went to the July 4th celebration in the Carrboro Town Commons. Carrboro is a pretty small town, a suburb of Chapel Hill, which itself is pretty small. So the “celebration” included 1) lots of kids stuff (a bouncy room, a ball room, some kids’ arts and crafts tables, sack races, balloon tosses, etc.), which we didn’t participate in because we don’t have a kid, 2) a stage where there was local music (think old people local music, not good local music), and 3) a row of concession tables/trailers selling carnival food. So, the celebration for us consisted of eating corn dogs, a deep fried Snickers bar, and a funnel cake. I love carnival food. Then we went home and had naps. The end.

4 Responses to “Greg’s first Independence Day”

  1. Eunice Says:

    What’s a funnel cake?

  2. Kat Says:

    Think pancake/waffle batter dripped out of a funnel into hot oil and swirled over itself to make a round “cake”. It’s sprinkled with icing sugar afterwards. It’s kinda like a beaver tail, but thicker and harder to eat.

  3. Noah Says:

    No fireworks and stars and stripes forever?

  4. Kat Says:

    It was WAY too hot to see the fireworks. 95˚C plus the humidity factor makes for good napping weather! Plus, I’m not sure it would compare to the Symphony of Fire. Lots of stars and stripes though! And in the long-standing tradition of July 4th, we had BBQ for dinner!