We'll be gone for most of today enjoying a family day at a theme park with fireworks to follow.
Oddly, the theme of the park is Europe, and one of the countries represented is the one from which we gained our independence with the signing of the document written by Charlottesville resident (because he still lives, people!) Thomas Jefferson.
I've also been to Philadelphia to see the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
I've been to Boston where I've seen the site of the infamous tea party, Paul Revere's house, and the church from which the signal was relayed. Across the river, we've seen Bunker Hill, but I'm not fact checking as we prepare for our day, so I could be off.
Probably the most interesting place I've been in relation to my country's independence is Cowpens National Battlefield. My sister and I went on a lark while on a short trip together. I am unable to explain why we enjoyed the experience. We did. We watched with fascination as the blue lights and red lights moved across the diorama showing the lines of battle. Really a worthwhile trip.