In years past we have always gone to my sister’s house for the 4th. She used to live about an hour away from us and had a swimming pool so it was the perfect place to spend the hot summer day.
The thing about my sister’s pad that made it amazing for the 4th was the people in her neighborhood. The crazy people. I remember one year inviting my friend Clay to come and see for himself the unbelievable display of illegal fireworks. He was blown away (almost literally) and made sure he came back the following year.
The amount of “Disneyland” type fireworks in her old neighborhood is terrifyingly awesome! It was like a war zone. Explosions from every side and all at the same time for hours and hours! I tried to upload a clip I recorded a few years back but it is not working. I am going to try again for the next YTT because it is nuts. You have to see it and hear our reactions. So funny.
My sister and her family moved out of state so we do not get access to the firestorm but what is worse is that we can’t just hang out anymore like we used to. I am happy that her family has an great home and they are doing great but my selfish side is bummed that we can’t enjoy Louisiana Hot Links on the BBQ this year nor can I display my “Sparkler Man” finale routine for my nieces like I did every year.
“Sparkler man” consisted of me holding a sparkler between every finger in each hand, several stuck in my shoes and several in my teeth. I would light them all and then walk around like Godzilla. It was pretty much the most awesome thing ever. Well, maybe like the third most awesome thing. J
I hope you all have a great 4th and I am going to try a post a picture filled post tomorrow so check it out if you can!