Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy 4th of July!

The picture is from Living Large, and it is of Buckingham Fountain in Chicago.

After all these years in Argentina, last night was the very first time I actually celebrated the 4th of July on the actual day. Normally I would go to the Embassy's gig, but they normally have the full blown affair in March when the weather allows us to celebrate outdoors. It's actually a great event with hamburgers, hot dogs, food vendors, a Scholastic Books tent as well as games and music events. I even got to judge a pie contest one year; but that is a completely different event from the one I went to last night.

I got to catch up with Ian and Cintra from Goodairs. Here is a link to their post on the night. I met up with some other old friends and I even got to meet some that I had only exchanged e-mails with in the past. The get-together, sponsored by Democrats Abroad and Le Merval, was also covered by and you can see a little clip of it below. Yes, I am in it, and you can see me blank out on Obama's name. No I had not had any beers, in fact, I was interviewed just as I arrived. Maybe a beer first would have been a better way for me to go. Ah well, there's always next year.

Oh, and by the way, if you want to see some pictures of Chicago during the 4th of July you can click -here- and see how a future resident of Buenos Aires spends his last 4th of July there, before leaving for Argentina.


Katie said...

Hi Frank-

Happy (belated) 4th of July! I just discovered your blog, and I have really enjoyed reading your posts! I will be making the leap to Argentina within the next year or so, and right now I'm working on getting information and making connections in the expat community (particularly since the city I'm moving to doesn't really have one!). I hope you'll check out my fledging blog when you have a moment. I've added you to my blogroll and look forward to reading more!


Unknown said...

Hi Katie,

I offer you an advanced welcome to your new home. I look forward to reading about your transition. Necochea sounds wonderfully peaceful.

I too have added you to my sidelinks.