We have a tradition of walking to the nearby park where our town puts on a firework display on the 3rd of July.
The weather was calling for scattered thunderstorms. But, of course we went on with our plan, along with lots of family and friends. We were carrying the usual necessities as we walked: chairs, coolers, and children.
See the ominous clouds in the sky?
After climbing the big hill, and as we were nearing the park, the rain started pouring!
We took cover under some trees to try to wait it out. Many people rushed past us, heading back to their cars and homes.
We waited about 15 minutes, at which point the water had soaked through all our layers. Then, we headed back to our house.
Some family left, and some stayed to hang out for awhile and eat the snacks we all brought with us for the night.
I lent out T-shirts to the family who wanted to be a little more comfortable.
It was pretty strange seeing about 8 other people walking around in my shirts.
We had some fun, but were sad we missed the fireworks. It continued to rain and thunder on and off throughout the night, so they didn't end up doing them. To see how much fun we would have had, click here to see last year's pictures!