Sunday, July 09, 2006

Fireworks... 2 For 1

Since I moved to Atlanta when I was twelve, I have seen my share of fireworks displays over the past 20 years. I remember watching the fireworks at Stone Mountain Park, both inside and from the outside along Hwy 78 (we found you could avoid the traffic and still see the fireworks by parking in some of the parking lots on 78). I can remember watching the fireworks at Fulton County Stadium after the Braves games, and I can remember a particularly wet one at Lenox Square.

Wet was definitely the case this year at Lenox as CBS46 aired the annual fireworks display. There were not many storms on Tuesday, but tell that to the folks at The Ted, Centennial Olympic Park, Stone Mountain, and at Lenox. A complex of thunderstorms developed in S. Atlanta and rumbled north canceling or delaying the fireworks at all the above locations... including ours at Lenox. The fireworks at Lenox went off at 10:15 with a light rain falling.

Despite the rain, we will head out again next year hoping that Mother Nature is on our side. The picture above came from a viewer from Birmingham, AL. It is of a lightning strike in the background as the fireworks go off in the foreground at Turner Field.

Regardless of the weather, I hope you had a fun, festive, and safe 4th of July!


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