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4th of July photo album

Bend, Oregon: We had a quiet morning in the campground. DT and Lisa went for a run and I went for a walk with Reese. It was really hot today! Later, we drove to downtown Bend for a little window shopping and were stopped in our tracks by a massive bike parade. Not an official bike parade, mind you, but a casually-organized-on-Facebook "Freedom Ride". DT and I estimate around 1,500 riders! Lucky for us, we were stuck on a corner in front of Goody's Ice Cream Shop!

Freedom Ride

I bet you didn't see THIS today

Moms on Parade

Lisa and Reese watch the parade

Another interesting costume

Bikini Bikers

Reese was very popular

So many riders!

Then, it was over to my parent's house for a very traditional 4th of July BBQ and then downtown to watch the fireworks.

Back at my Mom & Dad's... the food fest began: stuffed jalapenos


Fruit Salad

Reese: Hot Dog

Mushroom Cheeseburger, prepared by my Dad

Happy Independence Day! Until my next update, I remain, your red, white and blue correspondent.