We decided to watch the American Independence Day Parade at a neighbourhood town this year, where we baked in the sun for a couple of hours in this incredible summer weather. I think it reached a sweltering 90 today, don’t you?

Here are some pics:

Uncle Sam on stilts

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These ladies did not even crack a smile the whole parade. Their faces were the picture of Asian severity.

I, on the other hand, laughed my ass off.

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A funny play on wheels.

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The girls, hand-in-hand, waiting patiently for the parade…and candy.

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 La familia.

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Nice little pony-drawn wagon at the kiddie parade prior to the real thing.

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What’s a parade without cheer leaders?

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Saxy!

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My favourite part of the parade.

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No, THIS is my favourite part. Check out the last guy on the right. Pheweet!

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Prancing to avoid its own poop…

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Don’t wanna mess with this one.

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Stars of the show, the vintage cars.

At the end of it, Skyler went straight to slumberland and we all ducked into a nice, cool air-conditioned Chinese restaurant because it was the only place open for business. God bless the relentless Asian work ethic – and air conditioning.

And America!

Happy Fourth of July, my American friends!