As we approached the 4th of July holiday, we had not made any special plans to see the fireworks because we aren't fans of the traffic and crowds that go with big events.
But that all changed when we found this post card in our mailbox.
Based on the information given, it looked like we would be able to sit comfortably on our front porch to see our town's fireworks show!
We were thrilled and could hardly wait for Monday to come. That day it was hard to wait for sundown. To pass the time, we drove up north to a lake and had a little picnic under tall shade trees. We walked through the historic downtown, enjoying window displays of the shops that were closed for the holiday. Wonderful sculptures were all over -- this one of three Basset Hounds was our favorite.
Back at home that evening, Beloved grilled hamburgers for us on the deck while I made a potato recipe and a salad.
We set out our chairs on the front porch, hoping the view of the fireworks would be every bit as wonderful as advertised.
It was amazing! My phone camera didn't do the show justice. It was bigger than this! The program lasted a solid fifteen minutes and it was spectacular. We marveled that we didn't have to leave our front porch to see such a great show of fireworks!