This year for the 4th of July, we spent time with our favorite things: family, friends, and food. Friday was a full beach day enjoying the awesome waves, building sand castles, and playing with our adorable cousins who were in town visiting. That night we feasted on classic BBQ favorites and munched s'mores while watching the fireworks. On Saturday we ventured out to a local favorite for carnitas tacos before heading over to Night Zoo to explore the animals at night. We had an almost empty zoo to ourselves and enjoyed the usual sleeping animals at dusk where they when more active. The koalas gave us a show and came down from their trees to play and pose for photos. It was a great weekend remembering the freedoms that we are lucky enough to have in this day and spending time together.