Change of plans

@GardenGerty (101788)
United States
July 5, 2017 5:52am CST
We went to the next town over, an hour and a half before the fireworks were to begin. It was packed at the park. It was hard to find parking, but no wonder, there was a small carnival there as well. The fireworks at Peabody are supposed to be the largest display in Kansas.The town really shows its patriotic spirit. We drove around quite a while. We got to thinking that we did not really want to park and find a place and wait for the hour long show, so we left. We drove in another direction and went to the lake. When it became dark lots of individuals were shooting their fireworks around the lake. Bob and I sat, with open windows and watched the display. We could hear the birds, and the frogs, and the water gently lapping on shore. We saw boats chugging along with lights on as well. Being in nature is very soothing. We were glad we went. I am more of a nature girl than a party girl. That is for sure. I am still sharing old pictures of fireworks.
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@BelleStarr (39588)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I am not a fan of crowds and I can live without fireworks but neighbors here at our lake insist on shooting them off for an hour every day during July 4th weekend.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
If it is only an hour you are lucky. They are usually still going strong at eleven at night around here.
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@JohnRoberts (61193)
• Los Angeles, California
5 Jul 17
That's a funky photo with mini green lightning bolts.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Yeah, I thought so too. Glad you like it.
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@Juliaacv (32447)
• Canada
5 Jul 17
I always prefer to go away, usually up north, to watch fireworks at a city on the water. The reflections off of the water make it worth a little get away, and there is usually a nice breeze off of the bay.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Even in very warm weather, water off a lake feels wonderful. I agree about the reflections.
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@JolietJake (51114)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I've had some bottle rockets sitting around for 3-4 years now...they probably won't even fly. I haven't watched a fireworks display in several years.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I saw your picture. I believe those are illegal in Kansas, or maybe just in the county I am most familiar with. Too much danger to the crops.
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@DianneN (82421)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Crowds I don't like. Fireworks I do. We had 30 minutes of straight beauties at the beach. Luckily, we parked in our son's driveway and walked down the block with our beach chairs and our friends.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
That sounds very nice. I do crowds better if I arrive first, and settle in. This was a new venue and it felt too crowded. Nice to have a family owned parking spot.
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@DianneN (82421)
• United States
5 Jul 17
@Courtlynn (55680)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Least you still got to see some
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
It was the best choice for us.
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@Courtlynn (55680)
• United States
5 Jul 17
@GardenGerty sounds it
@just4him (124285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul 17
Sounds like you found the best fireworks.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I had good company, no jostling, and no mosquitoes.
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@just4him (124285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 Jul 17
@GardenGerty That's the best way - especially no mosquitoes.
@gilggg (2662)
• Israel
5 Jul 17
You defently had happy 4th of July with coloful display of fierworks on nature atmosphere
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
We love the outdoors and natural settings.
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@gilggg (2662)
• Israel
5 Jul 17
@GardenGerty Me and my family also like to travell and visit oudoor and natural places...
@mandala100 (48480)
• Hong Kong
5 Jul 17
Did you enjoy all the fireworks?
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
What we finally chose to do was very relaxing. I did enjoy the fireworks. I also enjoyed seeing boats going around in the dark.
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@mandala100 (48480)
• Hong Kong
6 Jul 17
@GardenGerty It's good to heart that my friend.
@Kandae11 (40391)
5 Jul 17
I have never liked being in a crowd- and I would have made the same decision you did.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I like it best if I am there early and can pick a spot. The lake was still much nicer.
@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
5 Jul 17
that sounds like the best of both worlds to be...
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
It was very nice. I think we needed the plain and simple getaway for the hour or two. No fighting traffic to get back on the road home.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
5 Jul 17
Your evening sounds like it was quite relaxing and enjoyable! =)
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
Yes, it was. It brought back some childhood memories and just was relaxing for both of us.
@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
5 Jul 17
I watched the Macy's display of fireworks. It was very nice. I am more nature that party too.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
6 Jul 17
We had considered that option. I am just needing more outside time all the way around.
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@celticeagle (119241)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jul 17
@GardenGerty ......I am needing more a/c time. Hehe
• Pamplona, Spain
5 Jul 17
Lovely photo of the fireworks and glad you had such a good night out together.
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
It was good to just relax.
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Jul 17
@GardenGerty You relax Heather you surely do need it.
@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 17
Oh that picture is so beautiful! I can see fireworks!
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@GardenGerty (101788)
• United States
5 Jul 17
I was fortunate to get the nice shots that I did.
@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
6 Jul 17
@GardenGerty yeah! I like it too. It's not blurry