Today we celebrate being Americans. Here in small town Minnesota this is a very big deal. There is a 14 million dollar road construction project scheduled to head straight through main drag, which was put on hold until after the old fashioned 4th of July could be celebrated. The parade went on despite the drizzle. We were a little damp but the kids had a good time. Paul and Allen got some cop corn to share, too. There are food stands and music in the park. There are hula hoop contests, yo-yo demonstrations, and the limbo as well as lots of kids games and Bingo. Of course there are lots and lots of people here who you otherwise never see in town so there is lots of catching up to do too. There will be fireworks at the fair grounds later.