Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

Happy 4th of July to everyone! We started our day relaxing around the house, then about 3 pm we headed off for a big adventure downtown - with about a million of our best friends! First stop was the Zoo where Tai Shan gave us a great demonstration on how to properly eat bamboo. Eveyone was very excited to watch so it was difficult to get a good shot of him but this one isn't bad...

Then we went on to see the red pandas. They were so cute and very willing to pose for a few shots. We did have a couple of rain showers while we were there, but it was fun to walk in the rain and enjoy the sights. The sea lions thought the rain was great and put on quite a show for us.

After the zoo we stopped a the Golden Arches for a little lunch/dinner before heading to the Capitol Mall to see just how crazy it was going to be. We got there about 6:30, got rained on some more and then claimed our veiwing location, on the lawn of the Department of Agriculture headquarters. It really was not bad at all, we are pretty sure the rain sent some folks packing - wimps!
We tried to get a "self portrait" but we had the big camera with us and it is a little harder to hold up than the little one, so it's not the greatest. Then there was the test shot before the show started...

Then promptly at 9:15 the show was really somthing to see.

It was a little crazy going home but not near what we had expected. All in all it was another great day for the Mraz family.

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