To all of my fellow Americans, happy Independence Day!
If fireworks are your thing, I hope you are having a lovely evening watching all those explosions in the sky. Personally, I’m just as content sitting at home reading or watching a movie or obsessing over the Big Brother live feeds.
It’s not that I actively dislike fireworks. In fact, just this past Saturday, I went up to Mountain Lake with several friends to watch fireworks over what used to be a beautiful lake. Though, I actually left about five minutes into the show.
But if I don’t actively dislike fireworks, why would I choose to leave right after they started shooting off the rockets? Because there were a lot (A LOT) of people there and I really didn’t feel like spending three hours driving in a line of traffic all the way down the mountain.
I didn’t feel bad about leaving. I got to hang out with a bunch of people that I love spending time with for several hours before the sun even set. Besides, when you’ve seen one fireworks display, haven’t you pretty much seen them all? I mean, really?
BOOM! Oooh! POP! Aaah!
I mean, in over a thousand years of the existence of fireworks, has there really been any major changes to the way the things work? Sure, I saw explosions that looked like distorted smiley faces. Maybe that’s a sort of new thing. But I was less than impressed.
You want to impress me? Find a way to retell the history of the American Revolution in fireworks. That’s a display I’ll make time for.
And don’t accuse me of being unpatriotic! I love America! It just takes more than a fancy light show to get me out of the house on a school night.
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I was at Mountain Lake too! 🙂 But I’m a sucker for fireworks, so I stayed. The trick with parking is you park somewhat down the road facing the exiting direction. That way, when you get to your car, everyone else is blocked in at the top with all the pedestrians and you get to get out scott-free!
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