July 4th is all about patriotism. And what could be more patriotic than buying a bunch of cheap crap made in some other country? So being the model Americans that we are, Lauren and I spent this past July 4th shopping at IKEA and the Mall of America. It almost brings a tear to my eye just thinking about it.
But our patriotic festivities didn’t stop there. That night we joined up with Robbie and Amanda and headed out to Maynard’s on Lake Minnetonka in hopes of getting a table outside along the wharf so we could dine and watch the fireworks.
It was fun watching fireworks shoot up over the lake – the reflection on the water was extra-cool. In fact, it was almost as much fun as staying up till 3 in the morning that night thanks to Maynard's giving Lauren (and me) food poisoning. I won’t go into any details, but I’ll just say that fireworks weren’t the only projectiles of the night.
And speaking of projectiles, if you haven't watched this Beer Cannon Montage posted on Brad's blog I suggest you do. It's sweet.