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If you look in the bottom left corner of the photo above, there's an American flag there and it almost didn't make it in. Red, white and blue colored the crowds at the Kansas City River market. It was a good day to be in the sun, selling produce, selecting produce, strolling the aisles. Both delicately and with intention, market goers pressed their fingers on the skins of ripe fruits — pears, mangos, avocados and peaches. That included me. I walked away with a mango and nectarines that later paired with a hand-built turkey sandwich scarfed down before the fireworks show. This year, I spent the 4th of July exploring in Kansas City during the day and with friends in downtown Lawrence during the evening.

The holiday reminds me of the parade in Mammoth Lakes (see last photo), where I celebrated as a kid for a number of years. My family would stake out a shady spot in the lawn along the road. We spread out our blanket and unfolded our lawn chairs. My mom would remind me to reapply sunscreen and my dad would nudge my back with his knee. I like these new memories too, but it's fun to tap back into times' past.

So with that, happy fifth of July! Go have yourself a beer.

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