July 4th in Mexico

Our teammates and good friends, Brock and Heather Hower, invited just about every American citizen they know who live here in Mexico to join them for a little taste of “home” last Sunday, July 4th.

We enjoyed grilled hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, tacos.  Little Annie wanted a corn tortilla around her hot dog instead of a hot dog bun! (see pic below).

For a dessert finale we enjoyed a traditional Mexican tres leches cake made to look like a USA flag, made locally with 49 perfectly lined up stars (sorry Arizona…lol)…how does one put 50 stars in lines?…and missing a few stripes too…but hey…it looked good.

We played some games (like wheelbarrow races with real wheelbarrows!), sang patriotic songs, including the Star Spangled Banner (with at least 4 verses as I recall), listened to our co-worker, Rollie Smith, recite an original poem for the occasion, gave the pledge of allegiance, and also listened to a complete reading of the Declaration of Independence (I was honored to do the reading), and topped off with fireworks.  It was a great party and we enjoyed being together and celebrating our national heritage.

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