So yesterday we joined some friends (all of which are not "officially" performing at the Bristol Renaissance Faire this year) to represent the faire in the 4th of July parade. It was fun, actually. And this is the first time -- for all the damned parades I've been in over the years -- that we actually were able to ride on a float! Trust me, when you've walked miles in ungodly heat, dressed in 30-50lbs. of fabric, this is a thrill! The baby joined us (and promptly slept through the actual parade) in his first Elizabethan costume. (Thank you Misty!) Believe me, the irony of a bunch of people representing English nobility, complete with the Queen, during an American Independence Day celebration, wasn't lost on us. I just loved the amount of people along the parade route who actually shouted out "God Save the Queen!"
We're having a few friends over for a cookout & fireworks on the 4th. How are you celebrating?