Friday, July 04, 2008

Best place to watch fireworks

Surrounded by Water asks the best place to watch fireworks on Mercer Island and my answer is: your back yard!  Here's the view from my house on the Fourth evening:

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Thankfully Mercer Island remains one of the last bastions of true July 4th Freedom in the area: residents (not visitors!) are allowed to purchase fireworks (in personal quantities only, of course) and discharge them on private property -- not parks or other public spaces, which are specially patrolled this week to prevent violations.  Every so often a busy-body will try to shut down our right to peaceably go pyro like this, so if you're a resident please, please don't be stupid or you'll ruin it for the rest of us.

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