Pop! Boom! Pow! Screeeech! Such was the entertainment as I spent the July 4th evening with my family. There were plenty of "party poppers" to be had, and they were exploded with great glee by a few of us. Sadly, we annoyed Tess* with this part of the festivities as these embellished, single-use, confetti-spewing cap guns were louder than she’d have preferred. But, for the most part, she stuck it out. She’s one cool young lady.
For the most part, it was your typical summer get-together: grilled burgers, chips, dips, cake, pie, watermelon, music, chat, fireworks….yes, fireworks. Traditionally, New Mexico doesn’t have much in the way of fireworks restrictions. However, because of our lingering drought, sensible precautions have been imposed that limit some of the oomph of your typical backyard pyrotechnics (except for somebody a mile away who shot off some shells that went a good fifty-feet high…five times higher than the legal limit).
So, in short, a fun and traditional July 4th celebration where family and friends, from 2-to-eighty, had a good time. Highly recommended. Two thumbs up.