Fourth of July in England

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Walking around the city during the daytime.
For all the places to be on the Fourth of July, England is probably the worst or at least the most ironic. Why? Simply because we can't run around celebrating the day that we broke off from them. I believe I even heard it referred to as "Good Riddance Day". Whatever.

But that doesn't mean I couldn't still enjoy the day! It was sunny and fairly warm, although it was by far the coldest Fourth of July I've ever experienced.

We did have class, but one was cancelled because of a sick professor (I hate to be glad when he was sick, but no class was a huge plus) and the other got out very early. So yay.

The thing I was probably the most sad about for missing the Fourth of July was not being able to run in the Peachtree Road Race. I definitely missed cook-outs, laying around all day, and fireworks too but I know I'll do that when I get back and I still got to lay around all day.
So in honor of the race, I went for a long run and tried to make it about 6.2, but I think I came up a little short. I ran through University Parks and along the riverpath and it was simply wonderful. But I will be at that starting line in front of Lenox Square next year!!!

I spent the rest of the day walking around town and then relaxing around here. Every now and then I'd see an American with a flag on or something and when other Americans passed by, they cheered! There was even one woman with an American flag painted across her face! Brave soul. It was kind of nice having knowing there were others out there with the same experience of being in England.

At night the campus pub was kind enough to hire a DJ and have a special Fourth of July party- complete with American decorations. Everyone was there and it was a lot of fun- both because we were all together and because we were able to celebrate the holiday!

So all in all, the day was definitely different, but still was the best it could have been being away from home!
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Walking around the city during the…
Walking around the city during th…
At the Fourth of July party in the…
At the Fourth of July party in th…
Waving the American flag!
Waving the American flag!
Stuart and Nicole
Stuart and Nicole
George and I
George and I
John and I
John and I
Were singing Born in the USA
We're singing "Born in the USA"
Luke and Michael
Luke and Michael
Brothers from my pledge class!
Brothers from my pledge class!
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