I went to spend the 4th in Denver with my brother and his family...usually they all come up to spend it with me at the lake. So we did some fun things out of the usual.
On the evening of the 4th we went to Boulder and sat in the stadium at CU for their celebration and fireworks. We got there a little early, anticipating a crowd...but that turned out to be unnecessary. But, it was a beautiful night, and it was fun watching the crowd as they filtered in. A group of competitive jump-ropers were warming up for their presentation. And "kids" in the crowd flew paper airplanes, attempting to get them on to the field. Pretty darned entertaining!
The jump-ropers performed, a musical group formed from the park and recreation employees also entertained us in song and lead us in a sing-along of patriotic songs.
Then, the lights went out, and the fireworks began. Wow. They were spectacular. A nice tribute to our nation's Independence Day.