Monday, July 7, 2014

4th of July

We tried to hit a local park to watch the fireworks for the 4th but we got there and the skies opened up. It started to pour and there was TERRIBLE lightning. (This part of Florida is known as "Lightning Alley" and has more strikes than anywhere else in the country. It ranks in the top 5 in the world too.)

The lightning was so bright it blew out almost every shot I tried to get to total white!  (It looks bright like almost daylight here but it was really dark and storming.) This was the best I managed.
We huddled under a gazebo for over an hour hoping it would pass and we'd still get to see some. But it was not to be.

Since visibility was so crap, Piper was wearing a blue and a red glow stick to make sure we could keep an eye on her.

The lightning even caused a house fire. We could see the flames miles away it was so big!
So 4th of July was a washout. After we left, we hit the store and got some ice cream and headed home.

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