Sunday, July 5, 2015

4th of July in Portland

The theory of democratic government is not that the will of the people is always right, but rather that normal human beings of average intelligence will, if given a chance, learn the right and best course by bitter experience. -W.E.B. Du Bois

Happy 239th to the United States!!!

We fulfilled a patriotic duty by seeing the new Terminator movie (hooray for this!) and then joined the crowds for 22 minutes of city fireworks.

Where are you currently and how is your weekend going? :)


  1. Yay! We did the local fireworks and the Russky complained that they weren't as extravagant as his city's Victory Day celebrations. A city of 80,000 vs 3,000... hmm.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. Haha, Happy (first) 4th to the Russky!

      I've noticed that the average person on the street in Ukraine can buy the kind of fireworks that are only sold to the government here. We enjoyed many a random-birthday-weeknight firework spectacle from our balcony in Kharkiv : )

      Hope you guys are enjoying the long weekend, Polly!

  2. Lovely place , best regard from Mons in Belgium