"But first,,, gotta go blow some stuff up...."
They closed up all the fireworks stands after they'd been open for only two days. Couldn't take the chance of anything catching on fire. One stray bottle rocket would take out over half the county. Can only imagine if several strays landed at the same time. . . . . . One county over, they never allowed the road side firework stands to open. Sound advice as dry as everything is around here.
At least we still had the fireworks over on Fort Hood to go to. One of the best fireworks shows in the state. . . . . and they had the combined fire departments of four municipalities present just in case.
And I thank all those who are currently "over there", defending our way of life and giving up the typical celebrations that we enjoyed. I'll raise my glass, mug, can to them . . . salute!