This year was the first year that I participated in the annual Cushing Crossing at Squaw Valley. The crowd was huge, the sun was hot, and the spirit of the 4th was in the air. I dressed as Mario and attempted to cross the pond with the rest of our Mario Party crew, but got caught up as Bowser fell in front of me while chasing the princess. Though we didn't make it across, we certainly had an awesome time. Thanks to Squaw Valley for putting on such an amazing show!!