As it has always been about curiosity ;), I'd like to share something I just found out. It was on July 4, 1776 when the Congress adopted United States' Declaration of Independence. Actually the legal separation of American colonies from Britain happened on July 2, 1776 but it took two days for the Congress to sign and adopt the Declaration of Independence.
July 2 was supposed to be commemorated as the Independence Day but July 4 became more widely known when people came to know about signing and adoption of the Declaration of Independence.
Inserting a video for the first time. I visited New York City in December 2006 and shot the video below on Ellis Island while returning from Liberty. I don't know why but I always feel nice and proud when I see this US Flag waving on the beats of cool sea side breeze, Navy Coast Guard chopper in the background and you can literally hear the wind. BTW none of those human noises in the background are mine ... so just ignore them ;)
Don't forget watching the fireworks tonight. While many people enjoy spending their Independence Day driving miles and partying with friends and relatives, I found pretty diverse plans from the readers of Bargaineering.com on Jim's post titled "What Are Your July 4th Plans?". Read the comments here, some are really interesting!
After four tiresome road-trips in June I am taking off of the weekend spree this time, finding for myself how it feels to stay back and enjoy the lull, clean-up my apartment and car, finish reading few finance books. Today was no-work day, I browsed many shopping zones around which I haven't been to since I came here. It was fun, hope to have some good time tomorrow too ... thinking about my plans, ummmmm ... a movie in mall, a cold coffee, While Molten Chocolate Cake @ Chili's and obviously the fireworks ... Happy Independece Day Readers :)
I would love to hear how are you spending/spent your Independence weekend, drop me a few lines!