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Old 07-03-2013, 05:48 AM
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I am in Texas too. I don't do anything that requires me to leave my air conditioned apartment. My mother wants to go to the river and cook out. Every year, even if it's 105 out. Um, no. She's typically Texan in that regard and sees EVERY holiday (sometimes even Christmas!) as a reason to 'cook out".

Bah, humbug, I guess you could say.

I DO, however, try and reflect upon the historical significance of the holiday and discuss that with my kids. I will watch relevant films as well. Oh, and since I live near downtown, if there is a fireworks display downtown then we'll all take a walk to see the show.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:27 AM
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watching fireworks amongst a group of out of control adults who arrived late with kids and booze and attempted to put on their own show--will find different viewing area next year
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Old 07-05-2013, 01:55 PM
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Spent the day on the beach with my honey, had a cookout, then when he left for work, bring a beach chair out on the roof to watch the fireworks. Then I stay up there for the chaos after, as I watch the Shoobies all try to get out of town without killing each other.

I don't feel particularly patriotic until the fireworks, then when I listen to the patriotic songs with the fireworks in the background I feel all misty and gooey and proud...then I come in here and go on the politics and other controversies board, and lose all hope for us again.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:08 PM
Location: Texas or Cascais, Portugal
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I have dogs. They are terrified of loud noises. I have neighbors who like to set off their own fireworks. I dread it every year.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Location: Camberville
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I'm in the Boston area, which has the country's best 4th of July fireworks display, bar none. I went up on top of the Tufts University library and had a great view of the fireworks in Boston and Newton, plus people illegally shooting off fireworks. The latter seemed less this year... I think a lot of us are still dealing with some post-marathon PTSD.
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:40 PM
Location: Under a bridge
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I had a nice long bike ride and thought about our country and its freedom. I did not buy fireworks but did step outside from time to time to see the amazing light shows up in the sky all around my house. I definitely noticed more fireworks this year than years past. Seems people had more money to spend which is a good thing.

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Old 07-05-2013, 02:53 PM
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I got stuck working this year.
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:45 PM
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Traditionally I stay home on the 4th and watch the fireworks spectaculars from Macy's in NYC or Washington, D.C. and the special with the Boston Pops Orchestra and the fireworks over Boston Harbor. Couldn't find the latter televised this year -- where I am anyway.

I'm usually afraid to go to bed on the 4th in case a random ember from one of my neighbors' fireworks lands on my roof and catches my house on fire.

I am patriotic and grateful for our founding fathers and their fight for our freedom from the tyranny of the mother land. I can't say that I'm so happy with what those we've elected to office have done with our country over the years, and I'm not sure I like where we're headed, but thank goodness we still have a lot more freedom than so many other countries around the world. I'd rather be here than anywhere else and do very much appreciate those who continue to defend us and those who have given their lives so I can remain free.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:16 AM
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I just spend my day in National Mall and enjoy splash of international culture to make my holiday filled with fun and joy. I just love Folklife Festival, which typically runs over two long weekends around the Fourth of July.
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Old 07-11-2013, 05:21 AM
Location: West Los Angeles
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