On Independence Day 2009, it seemed oh so appropriate to head over to nearby Independence to see how a namesake Oregon small town celebrates the Fourth of July.
I hadn't been to this annual event for a long time. But now that I have a Suzuki Burgman 650 scooter, I look for reasons to go for a drive. Even on a 93 degree day.
When these boys saw me taking photos, they yelled "take one of us!" I told them, "You've got to do something interesting." They did. My new camera got a nice shot.
Starting at one end of the food area, I walked all the way to the end, and back again -- pondering the chances of not immediately suffering a cholesterol/fat-fueled heart attack if I ate what was being purveyed.
Ended up with a tasty strawberry shortcake. Which featured Oregon strawberries, the best in the world.