In honor of the 4th of July, I thought I'd spread a little patriotic cheer.
We have found on this trip, for the first time ever in our many travels, that we can proudly say we are American. No longer do we have to admit it apologetically. No more pretending we're Canadian, ay.
Now when we tell folks where we are from, the most common response across the globe has been an enthusiastic shout - "OBAMA!!"
Thank you, Mr. President, for making the rest of the world actually respect our country again.