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Making sure I have enough food so I don't have to leave the house, then it's coffee, relaxing, remembering.

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Usually hanging around the house, or with our daughter, be it at her place or ours (usually hers.) May, or may not cook on the grill, but I try to take a moment from my "Chillax Day" to remember the reason for the celebration, and honor those who declared our independence, and fought for it. Without them, we wouldn't have the freedoms we hold so dear today.

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There's a neat fireworks display in a nearby park. We can see it from the back porch. Used to live near Disneyland in Anaheim, CA, and could watch the spectacular display they put on every year. We have a fireworks factory in a remote desert site, and a couple of years ago, they fired off a huge number of arial bursts, very low to the ground. Spectacular. We parked a couple hundred feet from the spot and really enjoyed the close up show.

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Quietly. Thankfully.

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An all day smoker event.....think ribs and pulled pork, chicken, and seafood.....
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I usually spend most of the day doing whatever I want, but then my #2 son and his wife, plus some friends of our's come over for an evening picnic. As it gets dark we all move down to the edge of the lake to watch the fireworks.

From my front yard at lake edge (I live on the tip of a peninsula) we can see fireworks from many different sources around the lake. There are usually about 8 different locations that we can see from there, and most are happening all at the same time. My neck is usually sore by the end of the show, from all of my rapid neck movements done while trying to see all of them. We don't get to see anything but the aerial fireworks from there, but there are no crowds or traffic to deal with after the show either.

A few years back my son (the welder) built a cannon that uses oxygen and acetylene gas instead of gun powder. It's quite a noise maker, and I believe that he will be bringing it again this year. He has enjoyed firing it across the lake and rattling all of the windows in the development that's located on the far side of the lake. They don't likely appreciate it, but the rattling return echo is quite amazing from here.

When my #1 son and I owned the plane (a 4 place Piper Cherokee Arrow) we would go up in it to well above 3,000 ft and watch the fireworks from there. It seemed like everyone, for as far as you could see in all directions, was shooting fireworks and it was quite a spectacle. Unfortunately, some were shooting guns too, so staying well above 3,000 ft was absolutely necessary.

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Any more just trying to keep the dogs from going crazy.
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I watch Independence Day followed by Independence Day Resurgence. They remind me very much that different people have different skills and working together can solve existential problems

Since I no longer have a 4 legged companion who freaks at the sound of fireworks I may go see a local fireworks show.
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Home fireworks? Did you see this demo video?

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