Monday, July 1, 2013

July 4th Traditions

Been getting ready for what I hope to be our best event yet for our annual Independence Eve Blast, or "I.E.B." for short.  Every year, right around the 4th of July, we have our usual weekly laser tag game in an unusual setting... that's kind of chaotic!  We start off with a cookout, then we start up the laser tag games.  Fireworks are legal in our area, so as the evening progresses, neighborhoods start lighting up the sky with bright sparkling lights as a thick cloud of sulfur fills the air!  The lights from the exploding fireworks overhead light up our park like a battlefield at night... and it's really a fantastic setting!

This year, the IEB is on July 5th, which still leaves plenty of time for other festivities.  We usually have quite the pool party on the 4th and break out the Super Soakers.  We even have Soakers on fire control duty to dowse any fireworks that don't go off/get out of control.  The Hydro Cannon was the big favorite last summer for annihilating whatever fiery blaze was getting out of hand.

There's a bunch of stuff going on this week, preparations for the IEB, getting the pool ready for another round, picking up fireworks, and planning what food to bring to what events.  It's a busy time, so I'll be posting up stuff as it happens!

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