There is something so special about July 4th. It’s time to celebrate our great country that we lucky to call home. No matter where you are, what you do, who you talk to, saying you are American brings a proud smile to my face.
This year’s celebration was certainly different since we were celebrating America’s freedom in Germany. We did our best to bring the greatness of 4th of July to our new home and we had another American and her German boyfriend over!
We grilled hot dogs & brats…well the hot dogs are technically red brats…had watermelon, fruit, chips and guac, chicken with BW3’s sauces and a flag sugar cookie.
I was a little nervous for how this was going to turn out because the US version of frosting doesn’t exist here. I had to use a vanilla glaze. And it did not disappoint. It was delicious!!
I didn’t snap any pictures of our final meals but let me tell you, it was amazing. Just chowing down on some typical American food, listening to some Bruce Springsteen and talking about what makes America great was the absolute perfect way to celebrate 4th of July as an ex-patriat.
Moving away is such a blessing and we are incredibly lucky to have this opportunity, but none of it would be possible if it weren’t for the men and women who fought, continue to fight and, especially those, who made the ultimate sacrifice. There is no place like the United States of America. We are lucky to have lots of open land, access to the best health care and the freedom to do and say whatever our hearts’ desire.
Happy Birthday, America!
I have certainly touched on some of the cultural differences between life in Germany…
You would think getting mail would be the same everywhere, wouldn’t you…