Celebrating the 4th of July--Can We Ever Let Go of Traditional Fireworks?

Wednesday, July 04, 2018
After catching Jurassic World at Portland's Laurelhurst Theater, I drove the family down to Sellwood Riverfront Park to watch fireworks.  There were lots of campfires along the beach, and it ended up being the perfect site to sit back from slightly afar to watch the explosions in the night skies.  I take the kids because they love them, but I recognize the amount of waste, pollution, and noise that these fireworks create, which terrifies wildlife, not to mention many of whom have served in combat.  I guess I'm really not feeling too patriotic these days, either.  But, in the spirit of tradition, we still set them off, and I still take the kids to see them.  I do wish we could find another traditional form of celebrating, though.  Thank-you for the link to the article "Loud Fireworks Affect Wildlife", Eileen Stark!

Looking towards the barge near the Hawthorne Bridge from Sellwood Riverfront Park.  July, 2018
P.S.  Happy 2 1/2 years of marriage to Adam and I!  We have worked hard to be together, as we met by chance in New Orleans, then fell in love over the weeks and months that came after. With Adam down in Australia, we didn’t know how we could make it work, but we did! Now we have been married for 2 1/2 years and together for almost 4. I love the life we have created together, and am excited about all the years of marriage yet to come. I love you, Adam--the best is yet to come!

Celebrating 2 1/2 years of marriage at Pambiche Cocina and Repostería Cubana


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