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    Independence Day celebrations

    I just thinking about my favorite Forth of July celebrations and was wondering how all of you are celebrating Independence Day?

    Unfortunately, I have to work tonight, but my favorite celebration was back in my hometown where we would have a parade and then a community potluck and games. Anyone could be in the parade, and there were often more people in the parade then there were watching. Not to mention every fire department for 50 miles had a truck or two there. The line of people in the parade was actually longer then the parade route. Good times!



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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    Spending it in Iowa City. I think they moved the City Park fireworks to a smaller park closer to the MU at Iowa. I'll probably be going to the Coralville fireworks, but I will probably be having to deal with a lot more mosquitos, Hawkeyes, and another annoying pests this year.

    On a more serious note, this is the first time this year I've been back to IC, and the flood damage is absolutely heartbreaking. I haven't seen downtown yet, but most of the eastern Coralville businesses and shopping centers are in disarray, and they're tearing down one of the smaller shopping centers because the foundation washed away.


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    We're going to a Diamondbacks game tonight with fireworks after the game. Baseball, hot dogs and fireworks.


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    i grill up some pork ribs, get drunk, then blow stuff up......


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    It's my 21st birthday as well.

    Alcohol will be involved this weekend.



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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    I'm in Bettendorf, we went to the parade this morning, went swimming this afternoon, and will be headed to the fireworks tonight.



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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    It's my 21st birthday as well.

    Alcohol will be involved this weekend.
    And you're on here why?



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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    I'm currently spending a month on the Baltic Sea in Klaipeda, Lithuania. The Lithuanian's don't celebrate the 4th, obviously, but I spent the evening at the beach watching a beautiful sunset. BTW, the sun doesn't begin setting until about 10:30 pm - & even then it doesn't get too terribly dark.

    I do miss the fireworks and the parades big time. Hope all of you are having an awesome 4th!


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    And you're on here why?

    The mayhem is planned for tomorrow night.



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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    Ames 4th of july parade was pretty nice. The flyover was a real surprise.


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    The mayhem is planned for tomorrow night.
    So you're out of commission Sunday as well as not remembering tomorrow happening?



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    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    So you're out of commission Sunday as well as not remembering tomorrow happening?
    We'll see.....the last time I got completely obliterated, I was a mess Saturday morning and got a terrible sunburn watching us beat Iowa.....



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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    My family and I celebrated the 4th by going back to Schweinfurt, where we first lived after getting married, by train. Then we celebrated on the way back by getting lost on the German train system, because I misread the train schedule.

    Finally arrived "home" on the very last train available, after midnight.

    Missed the fireword display on base, but got a lot of "together" time, which was probably better, anyway


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    Quote Originally Posted by CrossCyed View Post
    We'll see.....the last time I got completely obliterated, I was a mess Saturday morning and got a terrible sunburn watching us beat Iowa.....
    Wait a minute! But you're just turning 21 now, so that means...


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    Re: Independence Day celebrations

    If any of you live in Ankeny and are over by the Southwoods Elementry and see a crap load of fireworks go off for about a good 10 min., that would be us!

    Besides slow smoking a brisket for 8 hrs, bringing homemade potluck food, and having a few beverages, we top it all off with maybe the towns best fireworks show.


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