On the 4th of July, we attended the annual Sandpoint Independence Day parade. We sat on the curb and waved flags and watched as drivers honked from semi-trucks; as motorcycles decorated with stars and stripes revved their engines; and as small children on over-sized ATV’s drove in formation through the streets. There were dogs herding goats, several logging trucks, and a three-person float representing the Democrats of Idaho. Although I didn’t really take any pictures of the Sandpoint Gun Club or of the Scottish Dancers of Northern Idaho, I promise it all happened, and you can tell by the looks on the faces of the children and the patriotic way that they are waving their little flags.