Friday, August 10, 2012


It's been forever since I did any sort of substantial blog post.. I still haven't put up those Iceland photos.. Or had a photo night.. I should really do that soon.

But ANYWAY.. So one of my last days in the U.S.A happened to be the 4th of July.

I really wanted to do some of the stuff TV tells me is super American to do.. So I went to a Minor League Baseball game! I did the Hotdog and a Beer thing, I yelled 'CHARGE' at the appropriate time, I rooted for my team (they lost..) and then I got all emotional about them loosing... I came SO CLOSE to scoring a stray ball! The guy hit it, I saw it coming towards me, I stood up, I took off my hat, It bounced like a couple metres away from me and shot off in some other direction. That would have been SO cool.

Anyway when I got back to the place I was staying my host took me up onto the roof of his house to watch 4th of July fireworks. Holy.. Moly.. People were setting them off in their backyards, on the street, in parks... Everywhere. It was like a 360 degree firework thunderstorm.  The bangs and cracks had already been going for an hour or so, and they continued after we got back down off the roof a while later.

I loved the heat in Minnesotta after the mildness of Europe. I relished dripping with sweat.. I probably wouldn't have enjoyed this so much except that I had an airconditioned room to retreat to :)

I got so BROWN over those few days in the U.S.A..

Anyway so that was a fun day.