Thursday, July 05, 2007

Holidays are never the same abroad...

Bridgit and I chose to head to the US Consulate in Okinawa for some 4th of July festivities. In true Okinawan spirit, there were plenty of long speeches, Hawaiian stuff (isn't that all of America?!), and kariyushi wear. The food was apparently delicious, or so I heard since I was battling sickness and couldn't taste it at all. The party was a disappointment as we talked about what we would be eating/doing at home. I wanted some "sprinklers" (just for you, Mom) and kids running around barefoot with the smells of BBQing and little poppers going off. We took what we could get. And then on the way home we saw the firework show beginning at Kadena so we parked on a random street and watched from afar. It just wasn't the same as trying to find your friends among endless numbers of blankets and families, peering in the dark trying to locate who you came with. Oh, well. Hope everyone had a great 4th!


2 comments:

Carly said...

The weather yesterday was dreary and not 4th of Julyish at all. We didn't do much for the 4th. We grilled brats in (lame), heard the fireworks display at The Cove (baseball), and I watched some fireworks on my computer (nerd).

laura said...

Do they sell blooming onions in Japan?