First of all, let me say how proud I am and fortunate I feel to be American--to have been born in this free nation.
We had a great morning of community events. A pancake breakfast at the church and then a July 4th bike parade around the neighborhood.
After the parade, we were treated to a pretty cool sight: an A-10 Thunderbolt did a fly-by on its way to who knows where. There is a squadron of A-10s based in Mountain Home, about an hour out of Boise, so this was a pretty cool thing. I remember when the B-1 stealth bomber flew over our place in California on a Rose Bowl day a few years ago--that was something else. This surprise elevated the spirits of all, on a day when we were already "high" on freedom.