I have some friends for whom the 4th of July is their favorite holiday of the year. Other are more middle of the road about it. Me? I’m not into huge groups of people waiting for things to go BOOM over their heads or the tourists that flood the city decking themselves out in flag clothes and leaving their trash everywhere. I grew up and now live in the two cities largely responsible for the birth of this nation. As a result I’m over the Liberty Bell and the Pops on the Esplanade.