We celebrated Independence Day with our good friends, Angie, Alex, and Allesha this year. Our original plan was to have lunch and then spend the afternoon swimming and then later that evening go down to the Evansville Riverfront for the fireworks at the Hadi Shriner's Fest. However, the weather didn't cooperate and it was in the low to mid-70's, which was way to chilly for me to swim. Instead we had lunch at their house; we brought fried chicken, potato salad, baked beans, and garlic bread, and they provided the drinks and yummy brownies! After lunch we just sat around and visited and I played Uno Attack with the girls. Around 6:00 p.m., we headed to the riverfront and set up our chairs by the WOW booth, and then walked around the festival to see what all there was. Come to find out, we were sitting directly in front of where the barge parked to let off fireworks, and that combined with the echo of the fireworks going off with the buildings in the background make the experience that much more fun!
About an hour before the fireworks started, there was a small air show, which was alot of fun to watch.
It's time for the fireworks!! Next year, I'd like to sit in the same location, only sit down a few steps so I don't have the wires of the lights in all my pictures, nor have people standing in them!
After the fireworks were over, we left. On the walk back to our car we witnessed some sort of crazy fight where some older man got knocked down in the process. Come to find out, the older man was a plain clothes officer and we saw him grab one of the individuals in the fight and slam her up against a car and cuff her and then plop her down on the ground. It was crazy!! After that we were ready to get in the car and get the heck out of town; however it took us forever to get out of downtown because of all the traffic!