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July 2010 Washington DC #22

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The last 2 days of June and the month of July, we spent in Washington DC. We love this city!!!   The Independence Day Parade from the steps of the National Archives was fabulous (and I'm not a parade aficionado). Words fail me in describing the National Fireworks. Can't think of adjectives that would adequately chronicle the view from our fly bridge nor would any photos do justice. Two of our children, Andy and Stephen, and 7 year old granddaughter, Izzi, visited with us that week which intensified the enjoyment.  Being here and seeing constant reminders that "our freedom is not free" makes us billow with pride to be Americans; humbled and grateful for the men and women who've defended our freedom and have given their lives for our independence that we so often take for granted. Our month here has really made us aware that we're favored to be in America, the land of the free.

Son, Stephen, played soccer one evening on the National Mall in the shadow of the Was…