Fourth of July 2006

Last night we did our annual park in the parking lot of Ralphs and watch the fireworks show at La Habra High School for free. Kelly Billy and Summer joined Jen Jess and I for some BBQ and then the watching of the fireworks. There were a lot of other cheapskates that joined us in the parking lot to see the fireworks. From what a few websites have stated the admission is $5 and $2 for kids. But like everyone else we want instant gratification so we arrived about 1 hour early. Billy and I parked their car and sat in the parking spot next to us until Jen, Jess, Kelly & Summer arrived. By that time the parking lot was full so we saved some time by reserving a spot for them. After that we all sat down and watched the lame local shoot of illegal fireworks from their yards until the main event happened. Kelly brought an awesome Strawberry Shortcake for all of us to eat and a few minutes later the fireworks lit up the sky. Jessalyn wasn’t scared one bit and even mimicked me as I pointed out the fireworks to her. I made little BOOM noises for her when they exploded with color and she started to make little noises as well. It was way cute!

So where was Caitlin and Christian? Caitlin was with her grand parents watching a parade and watching fireworks. Chris was with his Dad watching fireworks too.

Since we saw the show for free (as we have for the last 3 years) I thought I should plug the show:

La Habra High School
801 Highlander
La Habra, CA 90631
Gates open at 5 p.m., fireworks start at 9:15 p.m.
Admission: At the door tickets cost $5 for adults and $2 for children under 12. You can purchase tickets ahead of time at the La Habra Community Center (located on 101 West La Habra Boulevard). If you purchase tickets in advance, they cost $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12.