This year I admit I spent way too much money at the fireworks stand.
I usually have better self control. But with 3 boys (6th, 4th and 3rd grades) in tow, how could I not succumb to the frenzy? The number of “free” items the checkout guy gave us after our purchase confirmed that maybe I had overdone it a little. But with only one busted glass bottle and no other noticeable injuries, it will probably happen again next year!
If you spend the 4th at Lake Martin, there are fireworks stands a plenty, but we are also fortunate to have the FREE concert and fireworks extravaganza put on each year at The AMP by Russell Lands on Lake Martin. Boaters gather in Kowaliga Bay in the hours before the show, while those in cars picnic on the hill of the amphitheater. We watch from our driveway.
Around 9 pm, you’ll hear the first crack, and then, BOOM! I put together a few pics and video clips from this year’s show, and also dug up one of my favorite videos from the 2010 archive – I actually filmed the fireworks setup on July 3rd, 2010. That was cool.