It was raining really hard when we went to watch the fireworks, which I look forward to every year, but it let up a little bit after it was supposed to start. So we waited for just under an hour for them to start it up. Then we noticed the safety vehicles driving away, so we waited a little longer then decided to give up. As consolation we were getting McDonalds but the line was very long. The fire works started once we were too deep in line to leave. Once we got the food we drove up the hill out of town & watched the fireworks from a very high & distant point. It was not ideal, but that has been a theme for America for a few years now, so I guess it’s fitting.
America isn’t perfect. Its history is as dark as any other country’s, but its presence in the world has improved the quality of life for everyone over time. I hope I have contributed, in some small way, to the arc of improvement.