Happy 4th of July!

5 Jul

As far as I can tell, Americans celebrate the 4th of July the same as Australians celebrate Australia Day: with fireworks and BBQs.

A group of us reserved some tables at a park and 20-30 of us hung out, played games and ate all day. I loved the massive charcoal BBQ.

You could have 4+ people grilling on this monster, and meat tastes so much better over charcoal. I was so impressed. The BBQs at public parks in Australia are always those shitty electric plates that automatically turn off after 20 minutes, and there are always stories about people peeing on them.

There was so much food! We had burgers, hot dogs, steaks, corn (OMG best corn I’ve had in my life!), vegie burgers, potato salad, pasta salad, cous cous salad, brownies x 2, vegies and dips, chips and salsa, potato chips, fruit, ice cream sandwiches, icy poles, pies, cookies, soft drinks, water, homemade lemonade, lollies and choc chip muffins. 

Here are some of the Aussies eating their red, white and blue icy poles. 

John said he had a surprise for us. And we were like “huh? Random blocks of wood?”

No, Jenga! (Or rather, JohnGa)

I swear I didn’t get them to pose like that; they just naturally happened to all be in thinking stances. I would have taken more photos but I left my phone at homeand James’ phone ran out of battery from using the GPS and videoing JohnGa.

Also three dogs made an appearance. There was Annie, who enjoyed the fresh air and smell of meat:

Bud, who was very pleased to meet James:

And of course, Dewey.

At the end of the day we made smores (Graham crackers sandwiching marshmallows and chocolate) over the remaining charcoal.

Check out my super patriotic outfit: red (the sports bra), white and blue.

Nobody is as patriotic as Dewey though. I gave him a little American flag and he ran around carrying it while everyone laughed at him. Unfortunately this is the best photo I got, but at least you can see how much he looks like a little dumpling.

It was a super fun way to spend the 4th of July. =)


2 Responses to “Happy 4th of July!”

  1. Petite Bateau July 16, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Shame! You really shouldn’t let the dog drag the American flag on the ground like that. It’s incredibly disrespectful. I understand that you aren’t American, but you live here. It’s only decent to observe the traditions of the country you live in and not decimate its flag.

  2. polittacking July 21, 2013 at 7:25 pm #


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