7.07.2010

a small town celebration, 2010 edition


We started a tradition in 2009.  Instead of watching from our bedroom window, we made it a point to head out to our local park, picnic blankets and hooded sweaters in tow, to witness firsthand the 4th of July fireworks our small town had to offer. 

The fireworks were set to start at 9:30 pm.  Based on last year's experience, we made sure to be at the part at 9 pm to find a good spot.  This is the view of the night sky at 9 pm.

Last year, it was just the hunk, myself and our 2 kids.  This year, we invited cousins, cousins-in-law, and other relatives.  We occupied several picnic blankets.

At about 9:30 pm, the fireworks started simple enough.  The kids were so excited.  They were lying down on their backs facing the sky. 

As the display got more interesting and colorful, the adults in the group were joking around about the effects of the recession on the fireworks display.  We all agreed that this one did not disappoint.

Our group and the bigger crowd were hooked for the next 30 minutes or so.  You could hear collective cheers as the display got bigger and brighter.

You could almost hear a sigh as the adults knew that the show was ramping up for a finale.  And what a finale it was.

It was not as big and bold as the San Francisco or Disneyland versions that we have seen from years past.  Nothing too gaudy, nor too expensive.  Perfect for our little town.  A small town celebration, that.

Luv,
Lease

Click here to see the small town celebration, 2009 edition.

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