Tuesday, July 8, 2014

2014-07-04 - Friday - Independence Day

Friday the weather was absolutely wonderful, cooler than average temperatures and very low humidity.  We couldn't remember a more pleasant 4th of July.

We went to the Southend gallery crawl and food truck circle.  We took the light rail thinking it wouldn't be too crowded because everyone was already at the sold out baseball game.  The downtown fireworks were going to be at the end of the game.  Apparently a LOT of people were taking the train downtown to hang out and wait for the fireworks without attending the game.

We ate, visited some galleries, and beat a hasty retreat before the crowds would be leaving downtown.

During our train ride I was taken by the beautiful sunset, but couldn't snap a good photo from the moving train.  I grabbed the photo below in the parking lot after we left the train, but it was very much in decline by that point.

We went to TCBY and on the way back we drove through the neighborhood where we kept hearing some loud fireworks.  We followed the sound down to the park and found about twenty families lined up with canvas chairs.  They were putting on some very expensive displays, the kind of mortar-type shells that yield very professional results.  We sat in the car and enjoyed the show, the night, the low temperatures and each other's company.

It was a good evening.


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