I love going for a drive on July 4, especially in the mountains. People can be so creative and expressive in their celebration. Here’s a little something that says it all: American—the land I love. Coca Cola signs dot the fence (nothing is more American than an ice cold can of Coke. It’s the real thing.). A row of homemade bird houses are lined up for all to see; a sign reading: Beware Of The Dog reminds passerbys not to be too friendly or they’ll be eaten (Americans love to announce that their dog is protecting their property.). And the stars and strips of Ole Glory are flying away. There’s even a cattle grate spanning the driveway in this photo. (smile) Now, that’s America, y’all.