July 4th 2010 Festivities
All day Sarah had been asking when we were going to see the fireworks. We planned to go up to the Air Force Academy to enjoy the symphony and fireworks show, but as the time to leave got closer severe thunderstorm warnings dominated the news shows. The bad weather warnings didn’t stop the neighbors all around us from celebrating with displays of their own. We finally found some information that the fireworks show was still supposed to go on as planned, so we got in the van and drove north to the AFA. It had obviously rained hard before we got there, but we could hear the AFA band playing and people were patiently waiting for the fireworks still. We were able to enjoy about 20 minutes of music in front of the band shell, and then they began the fireworks display 15 minutes early because another storm cell was headed our way. The light rain didn’t dampen anyone’s patriotic spirit as the colorful explosions lit up the sky along with bolts of lightning. Once the show was done we walked back to our van as quickly as we could because the rain was increasing to a downpour. It was definitely a memorable July 4th celebration.
Journaling: It was probably the most interesting fireworks show we had ever seen- mostly because we were standing in the rain and watching God contribute to the display with thunder and lightning that silhouetted the mountain skyline behind the Air Force Academy athletic fields.
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