Start A New 4th of July Tradition

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Start A New 4th of July Tradition For Good Times

Soon the Fourth of July Holiday will be here. Most of us are planning to have a day off work and do something to celebrate. ‘Stay vacations’, where we’ve decided not to fill up the gas tanks and hit the road for far away places are becoming more popular for good reason- THE PRICE OF FUEL IS TOO HIGH!

How about remembering, as a child what your favorite Fourth of July was like…remember which years you wish you could do over and over. I recall several, where we, as a family went to Green Lake, spread out our flannel sleeping bags and laid on the grass to watch the fireworks show. The lake reflected the brilliant colors exploding into the air and even if it was gray outdoors nobody cared. Some of us walked the path around the lake and overall a good time was had by all. I re-enacted this experience for years until the fireworks at Green Lake were discontinued. Good times…good times.

After Green Lakes fireworks discontinued I tried locating a replacement 4th of July tradition by attending Ivar’s downtown several years, then the Magnuson Park, then finally settled on the new tradition, Gasworks Park 4th of July. Since I lived in Fremont for many years this was within bike riding distance which made it all the more of an expedition. (safety note~ maintain your bicycle safety for night time riding with helmets, ample lights and reflectors)

Luckily, if you live in the city of Seattle your new stay vacation tradition can include optional modes of transportation. How about it … heck! You’ve got all day! If you’ve never taken the city bus, or don’t have a clue how to do this why not check it out. You might be amazed at how easy it really is!

Walking, biking it or riding the bus to a local fireworks show might be more fun than you expect. There are many shows around town to be enjoyed…pick one!

Explore your town and find a new place to go see the fireworks after your Bar B Que, party or gathering. Once you have found it, and especially if it’s approved by the kids your new tradition is set. Before you know it you’ll be anticipating the Fourth of July Holiday again and again.

Do you want to add some alternative spice to your Fourth of July? Consider taking the monorail, just for fun, and if you want to get really extravagant…how about going on a dinner cruise? We found a Fourth of July dinner cruise which claims to be the “best view of the fireworks”…click here. Kids under 5 ride free!

It’s only my opinion but I believe fireworks are at their best when viewed from the water.

So, just my two bits, start a new tradition this year and make life more fun for yourself, and everyone else. You’ll be glad that you did this!

Sooz, SeattleGirlMakesGood

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