Friday, July 5, 2013

Happy 4th of July!

This was where we went last night...

Last year, I was up in Alaska, where fireworks wouldn't make much of a show at this time of year. There, they save the fireworks for New Year's, so it was fun to see a display this year, especially so close. I've watched a lot of fireworks from the distance over the years, but this time, on location, they were amazing.

Did you know:

"According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, the country bought 207.5 million lbs (93 million kg) of fireworks last year, spending $645 million."

"Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blowtorch."

(The links have more information about fireworks, if you're interested.)

But for this week, Happy 4th of July! I hope you enjoy the weekend.

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