SUMMERTIME. . .
THE 4TH OF JULY IS ALMOST HERE
FIREWORKS & CROWDS
AS A KID, I wanted to watch every pyrotechnical show that existed. Once I hit 30, that fondness quickly faded. The hubby and I now treat fireworks presentations like the flu—we sleep it off.
JUST KIDDING. Actually, it’s the crowds we dislike. Squeezing onto miniature plots of grass between strangers. Mosquitoes.
Fighting traffic for an hour to get to our home that’s only 15 minutes away.
WE’LL START our day off with an early morning bike ride that ends with breakfast at The Snooty Pig.
If there’s a good movie out, we’ll show up at a matinee. In the evening, we’ll barbecue with friends who share similar aversions to noisy crowds and loud booming.
I will acquiesce to waving pretty sparklers in the air as night falls.
BUT OVERALL, I admit I’m a party pooper when it comes to holiday crowds, unless there’s a parade with candy.
ONE MEMORABLE 4th of JULY . . .
A few years ago, I caught 10 firework shows in a single night. We were flying across the Land of the Free and the Brave from east to west. From the plane’s window, I watched amazing balls of light explode below.
Red, White and Blue,
Gloriously celebrating our nation’s freedom.
An unforgettable sight.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
How do we make this Day meaningful?
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