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Sunday, July 5, 2009

July 5th

The best laid plans.....

We haven't had much luck the past few years when it comes to firework's watching. The boys are too unruly to drag to any of the festivities that precede any of the local fireworks. So, what we try to do is find a place close to the fireworks venue where we can park the car, get out, let the boys burn off energy and watch the display.

The last couple of years have been disasters! We always pick the wrong place or the wrong time for viewing. The boys have fits so we leave.

This year was no different.

We chose a prime spot for viewing, along with many other cars, and got there around the time the fireworks were supposed to take place. We sat and waited. The boys started grumbling about the heat and having nothing to drink, bathroom issues, yada, yada..... A few cars gave up and left. The boys kept bitching, Trish and I kept hoping. More cars left.

Some half hour after the display was supposed to take place the boys were so disagreeable we gave up and left. Trish and I laughed and I kept looking back in case of a sudden burst of 4th fanfare.

The boys were worn out and crashed as soon as we got home. Trish took her dogs out for a last chance to pee. She came back in laughing. Murphy's Law: The fireworks display had finally begun! We could hear it and see parts of it through the trees while standing in the backyard.

We stood and watched until the skeeters started attacking. Needless to say, the decision was made to NOT tell the boys about the missed fireworks. We'd had enough of the "this-is-the-worst-4th-EVER!" mantras to last until next year.

However, we now know the best place to drive for viewing, know to take water, have bathroom runs before leaving, and we know to just wait it out. Wait long enough and they will come....all showy and worth the wait!


Kelly said...

Sorry it didn't work out this year for y'all.

We haven't made the effort to see the community display in years, since the kids were little.

Maybe again someday....

quid said...

Better luck next year, Ms. Pam!

Friend Allen and I were supposed to go out on the water to watch the fireworks, but Allen's had a lot of issues with lymph nodes and his spleen, and has had to add oxygen to his home repertoire. It wasn't a great combination to head out to the water with. So, fireworks skipped, we went to breakfast and the pharmacy today.

However, I found I had a lovely view from my picture window into the Northdale fireworks last night.

All's well that ends well.


Algernon said...

I feel ya. We had a disasterous 4th as well. We tried to go to Silver City for their parade and nothing went well. Oh well.