Happy 4th of July, Alaska-style
Okay, to be honest, other than the obligatory barbeques and drinking, July Fourth isn't the fireworks fest other places experience. Why? Because it doesn't get dark enough to see the pretty displays of pyrotechnic wonder until nearly midnight.
And yet there is a fireworks dealer down the road.
Why bother, you ask? I can guarantee there will be loud popping noises a-plenty to celebrate the 4th. Which will be either firecrackers or guns. Tough to say. But people will buy gobs of fireworks for when we CAN see the pretty. Namely, New Year's Eve and for our winter festival in February. The downside of that is it's usually too cold and/or wet to stand outside and enjoy them. We can see a few from our living room window, but not the whole show. On the plus side, we don't worry about random sparks setting fire to anything. The bonus of living in a rainforest.
So, Happy Birthday, America. We'll be celebrating in our way, but like most things, we'll be doing it just a bit different from those Outside.
How will you be celebrating?