Sunday, July 4, 2004

July 4th -Dressed Up and Nowhere To Go

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!


  1. Kristina: What a small world we live in!!  I have been searching these journals for a while now hoping that I would find someone who lives near me or at least somewhere in PA!!! Looks like you found me instead!!
    btw---I will be over at the stadium tonight for the fireworks--ugh!! I know that feeling but my daughter enjoys it.
    Do you live in State College??  I am over here in Boalsburg.....who knows...we might be neighbors.  Would love to do lunch sometime!!
    Going to the festivals???

  2. Hope you have a good day!

  3. readmereadyou7/04/2004 5:09 PM

    You could watch the NY or DC fireworks on cable. : )

  4. onestrangecat7/04/2004 7:48 PM

    My church had it's picnic today.  But because of the weather it had to be moved indoors.  Still had a great time and ate way too much.  

    Fireworks?  Go here and get you some fireworks:


  5. chickiecheeses7/05/2004 9:02 AM

    What book did you buy?


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