I spent July 4 in style this year. Michelle's friend invited us over to her dad's house at Geist Reservoir. I rode my bike in the morning and met them all over there. After I parked I assumed the stone house in front of me was the house. When I glanced to my right I wondered, "Whose house is THAT?" Very modern, three-car garage, nice cars, etc. Turns out, THAT was house I was headed to. It's right on the reservoir and also has a nice pool/patio area. I won't go into great detail, but it was a very cool house and I really did feel like I was on MTV Cribs. It was so nice to be in a pool during this heat wave and we even played pool H-O-R-S-E (I didn't win but I did do a reverse dunk). After the sun went down we took a pontoon boat toward the bridge to see the fireworks. At one point we could even see the downtown fireworks.
I had a great day and enjoyed spending time with current and new friends. And although I had a blast living in another world with a big house and a pool for a day, it was nice to go home to my little bungalow. Even though it's small, it's mine, and I'm thankful for it.
And I'm thankful to live in the USA! Happy Independence Day!