OT: How was your fouth?

FrigidNDEditing wrote on 7/5/2006, 1:07 PM
Just makin sure no-one here blew there eye's out with a bottlerocket or something.

I had a pretty good one myself, bought some pretty high falutin mortor sets on the afternoon of the fourth (buy one get one no less). Never seen 20 bux buy so many fireworks. I love blowin stuff up :P

Anyway - Hope yours was fun, we made sure to get some barbeque action in too, just bought a new grill (nothing fancy, but a man has to have a grill).



winrockpost wrote on 7/5/2006, 1:36 PM
All was well till we had about 3 too many (fat)people on my sons pontoon boat , out to watch the fireworks on lake wylie mindin our own business and got caught between 2 wakes and the whole front end went under, ripped the front gate and lights off, washed over a cooler , maybe a skinny kid or 2 and if not for the courage of the fearless crew........but no one hurt. Americans are just too damn fat, next year we are all weighing in before boarding.
dand9959 wrote on 7/5/2006, 1:56 PM
Did this happen right after you were hanging off the bow yelling "I'm king of the world!!!", perhaps?
Spot|DSE wrote on 7/5/2006, 2:12 PM
Rainy/wet, and no fireworks in our area..;-(
But lotsa good food and friends around, so that makes up for the lack of sunshine and clear skies.
Glad yours went well!
jrazz wrote on 7/5/2006, 2:35 PM
We had my wife's family over including our two nieces. We busted out the slippin' slide and played in the water as well as barbequeing and later went to the minor league baseball park to watch the fireworks.

Funny thing, we cannot buy fireworks or shoot them in city limits- illegal, but the diamond jaxx baseball stadium is somehow exempt? Also, all the surrounding counties cell to our county and they line up on the county border to sell. We can't buy or sell them inside the county b/c our county commisioners were somehow conned into thinking that it is a bad idea to sell fireworks in our county b/c meth makers can buy the fireworks, tear them open, seperate the gunpowder from the red phosphorous and use that to make meth. Really, that is the reason we can't buy or sell them in our county. But, we can go to the county line, buy them and bring them back in. Also, what are the county commisioners saying about the surrounding counties? They don't care about their residents enough to ban fireworks? And our county is complaining about tax revenue being low...

Anyways, we had a good fourth.

j razz
winrockpost wrote on 7/5/2006, 2:59 PM
.................Did this happen right after you were hanging off the bow yelling "I'm king of the world!!!", perhaps?

well, maybe .
fldave wrote on 7/5/2006, 6:36 PM
It's rained 2 times here since February. And this is NW Florida! Almost (whisper) hoping for a small (real small) tropical storm to get the ground saturated.

So, we bought no fireworks (didn't want to burn the neighborhood down); went to the next town over with large display over the harbor (with FX1 in truck, and tested settings ready per the recent fireworks discussion on the forum); had dinner (awful, long story); 6yo son got tired and bored waiting for the fireworks to start; left; saw the local town's fireworks from a parking lot along the road; went home.

But we did see the movie Cars earlier in the day. Very fun, tons of subtle humor. The end credits were extremely funny/sad. Watch the credits.

The weigh station to get in the boat sounds like a good idea.
MH_Stevens wrote on 7/5/2006, 6:46 PM
My fourth was a lot better than my third who was a real bitch.
fldave wrote on 7/5/2006, 6:53 PM
Ha Ha! Still working on my third, actually!
Grazie wrote on 7/5/2006, 11:33 PM
Totally ran out of "r"s . . . g
Coursedesign wrote on 7/6/2006, 12:00 AM
Totally ran out of "r"s . . .

How can you run out of "r"s when you are one?

Grazie wrote on 7/6/2006, 12:37 AM
Serena wrote on 7/6/2006, 12:45 AM

Your pontoon experience is similar to one in a "Lake Wobegon" story. Except that involved a party for 43 visiting Lutheran ministers (maybe I've got the number wrong -- say: "a lot of").
Coursedesign wrote on 7/6/2006, 7:20 AM

Myself, I'm running out of "s"s.

Even though...

Jimmy_W wrote on 7/6/2006, 7:55 AM
Winrock, How wierd is that. We were camping at Oconee Point on lake Hartwell and took boat cruise to Clemson for the fireworks. I was going to take my boat but some of the people we were camping with wanted us to ride with them on their pontoon. After few hundred boats arrrived, all was well until after the fireworks. Its like race traffic and when we starting to leave the pontoon took on water a massive amount of water coming under the front gate. My wife freaked out. The bad part is you can't see the wakes coming until its floating everything loose in the boat and you have several inches of water rushing past your feet. It was a long silent ride back, nobody said a word. The pontoon was rocked all over the place and it made for a very tense ride. A pontoon is no place to be in with that many boats around. We were not overloaded either. I think next year I will take my boat, you couldn't pay me enough to get on another pontoon after dark. It's what you can't see that will give you the element of surprise. I guess I got one more lake story to tell.

thirdnostril wrote on 7/6/2006, 9:23 AM
Did you see the Prairie Home Companion Independence Day show from Tanglewood?

It also included a boat mishap, along with a naked parasailer, a Flying Elvis, and a "Vesuvius Curtain"!

And some awesome music, too. And Meryl Streep!