In celebration of a Declaration written on parchment 233 years ago, Americans lit millions of dollars worth of gunpowder-packed paper Saturday night and launched it into the sky. I spent that day on Seattle’s various lakes, wakeboarding with Sean, Julia and Austin on Lake Sammamish in the morning, and then jumping aboard S&J’s boat again – along with Andy and Hailey – for a cruise across Lake Washington, dinner on Lake Union and an amazing fireworks show (thank you Chase bank – welcome to Washington, indeed). It was an excellent day, a textbook-perfect summer saturday that could have lasted forever.

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