The goal was to make a "basket" in the green tube, which eventually they did-- I just didn't catch it on camera. We were planning to go watch a big fireworks show, but it started raining and we'd heard a lot of the shows were cancelled. Luckily the rain eased up for awhile and a bunch of people from the office got together and we lit off our own fireworks!
As we were lighting our fireworks, we heard these big booms and we all ran toward the river in front of our apartments. Turns out there was a huge fireworks show just up the road and we could see it all perfectly from where we were! The fireworks looked really cool by the river with the reflection on the water. It was a great surprise and so nice to watch the whole show without having to travel anywhere!
After all of the fireworks we went and discovered our inner rock stars by playing Rock Band with a bunch of friends. Sean and I had never played, but we LOVED it. I thought the drums were so fun and Sean was quite the vocalist! Here's a shot of he and Glade rocking out:
Anyway, it was a great Fourth of July. I think about how lucky we are to live in the United States all the time. After reading John Adams' biography earlier this summer, I have a new respect for our Founding Fathers' efforts and all of the other early colonists who stuck it to the British and created the greatest country in the world.