Thursday, July 5, 2007

baseball and fireworks

Chattanooga, Tennessee celebrated the country's birthday on July 3rd, with two fireworks shows downtown, one on the river with a patriotic concert featuring the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera - Pops on the River, and a second at the ballpark after the Chattanooga Lookouts baseball game.

We were inclined to avoid the crowds, but our youngest daughter Carrie would have none of that - she drove here and joined us in the sold out crowd at the ballpark. We ate hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, peanuts. We sang Take me out to the Ballgame. The home team won in the 9th inning!

We watched dueling fireworks - the river park fireworks on one side, and the ballpark fireworks on the other, while rocking to the sounds of Springsteen's Born in the USA and Neil Diamond's America. It was great fun, thanks Carrie for getting us out there!


Bonnie Jacobs said...

So you celebrated on the SOUTH side of the river! And Ali and I had both steered you toward the NORTH shore. It sounds like you had the perfect spot to enjoy it doubly, especially since Carrie was there with you.

jellyhead said...

Wow, sounds like a fabulous way to celebrate... hot dogs at the baseball....fireworks with inspiring rock music... could it get any better than that?!

Kerri said...

That sounds like a true blue, good old US of A way to celebrate the Fourth! Glad you had such a good time.
We had a fun picnic too, even though it was raining and cool. We need the rain so much that we just didn't mind having it rain on our picnic. We've had a bit more rain today. Good!!
What a difference from last summer's floods.