This year we started our Independence Day celebrations a day ahead. Mum had gone to see the Charlotte Symphony play in Symphony Park several years ago and this year we got a little group together and got a hotel room to view the evenings festivities and have a little party of our own.
When our guests arrived with set up the food to enjoy before the concert…
We brought out the board games while we waited… First Jenga, then Pictionary and Rummikub.
I stepped out every once in a while to get some pictures of the symphony even though we could hear it very well from our room.
Around 9:45, it was time for fireworks… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sovwgl6Ca10 …and dessert.