It is so wonderful to be in the US for the 4th of July ... and we are just BBQing for ourselves with steak, corn, and European style potato salad. While our past 4th of Julys have been wonderful, they have also often involved multiple official receptions, sometimes even having to fly to another city to host one!
But in the spirit of things, here is the returned traveling family member in a "American Chamber of Commerce" t-shirt
He returned just in time to fix some computer glitches (but I still have a very hot computer, sigh). But he also brought lots of lovely little prezzies:
And while I cringe at the idea of Starbucks in Vienna, I am happy to have this mug to go with our city collection, with my justification that the size makes for great lattes!