Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy Belated Birthday, America!

4th of July 2006
Yes, I know, today is the 5th of July. Life is normal and everyone's back at work. But if you can send a friend a belated birthday card, why not wish America a belated birthday via blog posting?

This is by far the best picture I got from last night. Which is actually really good, considering it was #1 Night, #2 Breezy, #3 taken with a camera with pretty slow reaction time. Woodstock's fireworks are often tauted as the best in the area, and are definitely a crowd-drawer. The city park was packed (like always). I think part of the reason people think the show is good is because it is actually on the Fourth, no matter what day of the week it falls on.

Last night's show was definitely the most adventurous/nerve-wrecking show I've been too.

4th of July 2006

These are some of the biggest pieces we were hit with, we were showered with ash the whole time. But I guess we're lucky, no flaming bits of shrapnel hit us. When those came down it looked like a comet. The local paper had a nice lead on the story in this morning's edition:

WOODSTOCK – Despite having sparks and firework shrapnel raining down on him, Dave Bures said he thought that the Woodstock fireworks were the best in the county.

"I think they should have people sign a consent form that says, 'I want to be hit in the head with fireworks,'" the Woodstock man joked Tuesday after a show where several spectators said pieces of fireworks landed on or near them, but police on duty did not receive any reports of injuries.

Other than our eventful Fireworks Spectacular, the Fourth of July was pretty uneventful in our house. Mike and I pretty much sat around our house all day, relishing in the fact that we did not have to go to work. Is it wrong? I mean it was a beautiful day, and we spent it playing video games and surfing ebay respectively, organzing our massive book collection and doing laundry.

4th of July 2006
Isn't Bray cute? When the huge crowd started screaming and clapping for the show to start, he started clapping along unprovoked any of us.
4th of July 2006

Hope everyone had a fabulous holiday!

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