The Day I Got In Touch With My Inner Tube

This story first was first published more than two years ago, but it is one of my very favorite for Independence Day. How better to celebrate the birth of our nation than with an inner tube race down a local creek. Enjoy!

I love Independence Day. Christmas is a fine holiday for sure, and Thanksgiving has its positive attributes, but from the time I was about eight years old, the Fourth of July has been my favorite.

Maybe it’s the idea that all Americans have the same stake in the celebration or the fact that each year, my parents granted me a little more personal independence, but make no mistake – parades, picnics and fireworks served up in the early July heat are my idea of a good time.