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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Did everyone have fun on the 4th?

The fireworks got rained out. Robin didn't mind all the firecrackers,but there's a quaint Youngstown custom on New Years and the 4th.


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:10 PM
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My mom is here this week so we attended my town's little Fourth of July parade. It's an anyone can join kind of thing so there were TONS of kids on their bicycles all decked out. Some Llamas, a few classic cars, a handful of local politicians, and the local Greyhound Association. It lasted all of 20 minutes.

We had a nice quiet lunch in town, walked through the Riverfront Park's Red,White,and Blues festival (10 booths of vendors, 5 of which were 'fair' food) while we listened to a blues band....

That was about it. LOL. LOTS of fireworks though, the neighborhood kids didn't settle down until well after 11 and MowMow spend the entire time racing from hiding spot to hiding spot. He was REALLY upset. Book spent the entire time hiding behind the toilet. Mow showed up in bed around 1:30 AM, he poked me in the face with his nose to alert me of his presence. Book was quicker. He crawled in about 12:30 and woke me up crawling on top of me.
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Sounds lovely! That's what we need,a parade where EVERYONE can join in! We have a rock station, 93 FM,The Wolf,that really brings some fun to the parade in Austintown. I love a parade!
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No 4th celebrations here, but I've been hitting up the Stampede breakfasts. It's the only saving grace during this godawful time of year.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 01:45 PM
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We watched the Ocean Beach and Sea World fireworks from a neighbor's deck. I can see the Sea World fireworks every night, too.

There was a massive FAIL downtown on the Embarcadero. Because of a computer glitch, ALL the fireworks went off at once!!!!! We heard the boom, but didn't see it, it was kind of overcast.

Big Bay Boom turned into Big Bay Bust! At first, people didn't realize what happened, others seeing it from far away thought it was a finale. Lots of angry, ANGRY people, mostly tourists. A 17-minute show turned into about 20 seconds of eardrum piercing explosions.


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Cool! You mean Seaworld has fireworks EVERY NIGHT?! That's the best way to see em, from your porch or deck! They used to set fireworks off from a field a block away. We'd hang out on the porch mingle with the crowd,it was such fun! Someone said that in California,the 4th is like Christmas...
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We were quiet and VERY thankful that we had electric. There are still some places around here that still don't have electric a week after our big storm.


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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 02:29 PM
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Here, the big night for fireworks is November 5th! It can actually be a bit of a nightmare for the animals.

I was in the USA for July 4th last year but I picked the wrong place to go for the night (Universal Studios) and there was nothing like the celebrations I was hoping for - I was told later that if I was going to go to a theme park, I should I have cosen Sea World???
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November 5th...that's not Guy Fawke's Day,is it?
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post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 05:07 PM
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No. It's Guy Fawkes NIGHT. Or Bonfire Night.

As only a complete idiot would try to blow something up in broad daylight.....
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