Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Our 4th of July

My hometown celebrates the 4th of July always the weekend after. I've heard this is because they get the fireworks at a discounted rate which allows the small town budget to do a bigger town show.

It doesn't really matter though, when you set fireworks off in a valley shaped like a bowl... they resonate for miles and the boom shakes you to your core. It becomes more than a noise, it's a physical vibration...and its awesome!

We're lucky also, in that we live on a side road across from the field they set them off in, so we don't even have to leave the back yard!
Saturday just before they started, of course the rain finally hit... but our small town wasn't deterred, they set them off in the pouring rain and it was awesome.

We dragged our chairs out into the field with a beach umbrella, a regular umbrella and a kiddie pool to hide under... (there may or may not have been alcohol involved hehe)

We hooted, we hollered and we had a fabulously redneck time hehehe


Kar said...

Glad to hear you had fun even in the rain! That's awesome! Rowan looks just like you. She is adorable!