Monday, July 6, 2009

Rockets red glare, bombs bursting in air

We're here in Georgia visiting Johnny's family. Our tradition for the years we are here on our nation's birthday is to drive up to South Carolina and Johnny's uncle funds our personal firework display. Saturday was a really busy day with a big family shindig celebrating our niece's recent marriage so we didn't get up to SC to buy the fireworks until Sunday afternoon. Which, btw, we had a great time Sunday night with our own little firework show. But, since we didn't have our own for the 4th we hopped on the pontoon boat after dark and headed out onto the lake. As soon as we got out of our little cove we saw tons of boats. On one little beach they were shooting off lots and lots of fireworks. We stopped near there but we were literally surrounded by fireworks going off all around the lake. People clapped and cheered and honked their horns to show approval. I could not help but think about how much money was spent on the fireworks. Lots. In a down economy. We're still proud to be American. We still live in the greatest country on the face of the planet. We're still the land of the free and the home of the brave. That was celebrated out on Lake Hartwell, for sure. Saturday night and Sunday night.

Proud to be American,


1 comment:

Sue said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration! Glad you had fun :-D