Well, here I am, all dressed up in my Red, White and Blue Flag shirt, with nowhere to go.
Well, not actually nowhere, I am going to go to the bookstore around noon and get a book I have wanted for awhile. And at 4:30 I am going to church.
But I don't have any Fourth of July place to go to. I thought about grilling last night with John, and then realized every person in the US would be grilling or having a picnic somewhere outside. Or every other person. The parks would be filled. So last night John and I went out to eat in lieu of grilling out or going on a picnic today.
Then I thought about the fireworks tonight. Horrors! In this town they are done in a stadium. They are considered to be some of the best in the US. People make it an all day or half day event. They pack in the stadium and wait half a day just to see the fireworks. After a display that (to me anyway) doesn't seem to last that long, they wait another couple of hours trying to get out of the parking lot! Horrors again! Do I sound like an old fuddy duddy to you? Perhaps I am getting to be one. Sometimes you can see the fireworks from other locations around town but the trees are growing taller and the fireworks are harder to see. It is not a good time to me to drive the car from place to place trying to get a good view of the fireworks. I am going to stay home and watch some fireworks on TV. Maybe the good ol' ones they show from DC (my old stomping grounds).
I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th!