I propose the day after the Fourth of July, when not falling on a Saturday or Sunday, to also be a holiday. Or at the very least only a half day requirements. (disclaimer: At employers discretion.)
I had a great Fourth of July in College Station! I spent the whole day with my boss and her family. First we went to the Bush Library & Museum. Here are a list of things I was reminded about 41 that we all know but probably forget:
- He was in WWII (seriously I always forget this)
- He and his son were in office 8 years apart! (it just seems so close together)
- His passion for cancer research and the Human Genome project comes from losing his first daughter to leukemia
- He has a million grandchildren
- He too is episcopal
Super cool things to see at his museum
- the Gulf war diorama (omg cool)
- the Situation Room (Soooo coool)
- Bush living room videos (omg Bar & Poppy- so much in love & hilarious together)
- WWII wing (cause duh)
- oh just go see everything
After the museum we chill'd ate yummy burgers and watched some patriotic movies...like A Good Day to Die Hard and A Few Good Men (had to wash the memory of A Good Day to Die Hard out of our brains). Then we returned to the library to watch the fireworks. The fireworks were so good! Super fun and a good 25 minutes worth.
All in all it was a great Fourth of July. Had too much fun just relaxing but also getting to see a lot of great American history at the museum. Next year the Fourth will be on a Friday I guess meaning I'll probably go home to San Antonio, but I'm sure this wont be my last 4th in College Station, just the first.