For the first time in nine years, I don’t have a dog to decorate for the holiday. That makes me sad.
But I will be decorated for 4th for the re-dedication of Baltimore’s Washington Monument, which is 200 years old. You might remember last year I had a tour of the renovations of this historic monument, which you can read about here. We got to the top of the Monument, more than 180 feet high, via a series of stairs, creaky construction elevators and finally, ladders, and our views from the top were unparalleled.
At the risk of being totally cliché, I am wearing full red, white and blue! I have a great red eyelet skirt, which I am pairing with one of my numerous stripey sailor shirts, and then topping with an old Brooks Brothers straw boater, which my friend Andrea at Bosom Buddy Bags, decorated for me.
This will also be the first time in many years that I don’t spend all night trying to calm Connor and worrying about his mental health with all of the fireworks. I guess that’s a good thing.
Have a safe and happy 4th!