Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy (belated) 4th of July!

I hope everyone had a good day yesterday! We enjoyed our day. We traveled to Greeneville for a cookout with my parents, grandmother, and aunt and uncle. Nelson did the grilling, and Mom made her famous baked beans (even modifying them so I could eat them! Thanks, Mom!). Sarah, Dad, and Gary (my uncle) bonded over Pink Panther cartoons. And Sarah enjoyed her first Dr. Enuf! Check out if you have NO idea what that is!). ;)

After our time with my family, we drove home via Johnson City so that we could watch the fireworks there. Johnson City coordinates their fireworks with one of the local radio stations. So if you tune your car radio to the right station you can listen to patriotic music that is synchronized with the fireworks going off. The grand finale is usually paired with John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever." :)

Last year, Sarah didn't really enjoy the fireworks very much. She didn't like the noise. We weren't as close this time, so it wasn't as loud. Plus she's a year older. She really liked watching the brilliant colors flashing and listening to the music this time around. :)

Nelson read an article about how to get good pictures of fireworks. There are several "tweaks" you can do so that your pictures turn out. Reading this article did us no good, because we didn't have a camera with us and didn't take pictures of the fireworks at all. :-p So you'll just have to use your imaginations! Tara's website did have a couple of pictures, so check out The Butterworth Family Times link. And Fun Fest is coming up in a couple of weeks, so maybe we can try out Nelson's camera tips for the fireworks then. :)

Have a great weekend!

1 comment:

Nelson said...

Great. Now I have to get a tripod sometime in the next few days...