It seems like lots of people I know have plans for the 4th of July. It's never been a holiday that was a big deal in my family, so I didn't even think about it this year. I suppose I would have if I worked during the summer, but being a teacher, I kind of forgot that it was even coming up. Just another Friday.
On the other hand, I will say this: last year on July 4, I was in China. Here's a photo I think I took that day in Shanghai: