by Connor Mendenhall & Kabin Park
The 4th of July is American's independence day. Americans celebrate the issuing of the deperation of independence to England in 1776. Americans celebrate with fireworks and by exercising the rights they gained in 1776!
On the 4th of July, most of our group went to Connor's house and had fun. They hung out with his dogs, Connor took nearly everyone for rides on his quad, they all played cornhole, and ate tacos and cakes. After sunset, we separated two groups, and went to see the fireworks at the civic center.
One group went to the top of Mercy Hospital's parking structure, the other group got up close and personal at the Civic Center. The Civic Center is a place where people can attend music festivals and various other performances. Some politicians even give speeches there!
7월 4일은 미국의 독립 기념일입니다. 미국인들은 1776년에 영국으로부터 독립을 한 것을 축하합니다. 미국인들은 불꽃 놀이로 1776년에 얻은 권리를 행사함으로써 축하합니다!
7월 4일에, 우리 그룹의 대부분은 Connor의 집에 갔고, 재미 있었습니다. 그들은 개들과 놀았고 Connor는 거의 모든 사람들에게 사륜바이크를 태워줬습니다. 모두 Cornhole 게임을 했으며 타코와 케익을 먹었습니다. 일몰 후, 우리는 두 그룹으로 나뉘어 Civic Center에서 하는 불꽃 놀이를 보러 갔습니다.
한 그룹은 Mercy Hospital의 옥상 주차장으로 갔고 다른 그룹은 Civic Center의 가까이에 갔습니다. Civic Center는 사람들이 음악 축제 및 다양한 공연에 참여할 수 있는 장소입니다. 일부 정치인들은 연설을 하기도 했습니다!
“We found a new spot to view the fireworks from which was super cool. I loved having everyone together and sharing the redding fireworks show with the Korean students.”
“4th of July, it was a special experience for me. I thought I was very lucky person. The fireworks were great and I will not forget the day.”
“The fireworks were awesome! I wish we were closer.”
“ I didn't know about America's holiday, so I was surprised that so many people were out watching fireworks, and the fireworks lasted longer than I expected. Also, my friends and I wore glow sticks on our necks and wrists and danced in the street.”
If you go to Civic Center, the fireworks are much closer than at Mercy Hospital. However, many people go to mercy to see the fireworks because it's more comfortable. If you want more comfortable transportation (less traffic) and more comfortable viewing (less people), go to the Mercy Hospital rooftop. After the fireworks, we went back to dorm and made smores! It was lots of fun!
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