Well, we are burning up the open thread and that's good so I thought I'd do something a little different. I'm a dual citizen; born American/moved to Canada as a child so I get to celebrate both holidays which are only days apart. This year we are going to the actual local firework display because a well known Canadian Blues Musician is playing: Colin James. And my grand daughter is in Portugal representing Canada in the Dance World Cup so I'll be streaming some of that and generally enjoying the hot weather. Hope your 4th is spectacular!
Canadians have a reputation for being a nice, polite people. Some of that is true as this pic illustrates.