Sunday, June 30, 2013

Freedom Day

Our town celebrates July 4th by having our fireworks on the Saturday before the actual holiday.  Advertised as Freedom Day.  There are games and music on the town square during the day and fireworks at night.

Last night was the night.  Daughter and 2 of her sons came to watch from our excellent vantage point—the backyard.  We worried all day they would be cancelled due to rain, but then miraculously the clouds went away around 6:00 p.m.  The kids were elated.  Unfortunately, it was a little early for elation.  The clouds moved back in about 8:30.  We stayed inside the house until it was dark. When we did go outside, rain drops greeted us at the back door.  Since the rain was more of a rain drop here and there, we decided to brave it and took our seats for the show.  Before it was time for the fireworks to begin, it was raining enough to get us wet, so we went back inside thinking they were surely called off.  About 5 minutes later we heard the first boom.  The kids were off like a shot.  Their mom and I followed more slowly—with my umbrella.  We put the boys on our laps and scooted the chairs together so we could all stay dry.  That's the first time I've ever watched fireworks from beneath an umbrella. 

Since I didn't want to ruin my camera, it stayed inside.  This is a shot from last year.

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday!

4 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Ha! I'm glad the kids got to see the fireworks show. What a shame about the rain,

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Wow -- this is awesome Betty. xo

TexWisGirl said...

glad the show went on for you. :)

Mitch and Molly said...

How convenient that you can watch from your back yard!