Here are a couple photos from Washington D. C. before convention started. The first one is of some of beautiful National Fireworks! Once they started it was non-stop with multiple fireworks in the air at all times! Gorgeous! In the background was a variety of patriotic music and it was very moving.
The huge flag is hanging in the atrium at the Gaylord National Resort. It was all decked out in a very patriotic manner since it's the 4th of July!
The next photo I took while I was waiting for the fireworks on the National Mall to begin. As you can see, we were sitting right by the Washington Monument. I stuck my foot in the picture for some perspective and to show off my patriotic toenails!