I've always enjoyed seeing fireworks displays, but in recent years, have only rarely gone to see them. What usually holds me back is the idea of heading into large crowds with parking and/or mass transit scrums. I made a happy discovery about our new home this year, though. While I was researching if there was a way I could view DC's July 4th fireworks without actually going into DC and getting involved in the aforementioned scrums and crowds, I discovered that Alexandria celebrates the anniversary of its founding with fireworks! Best of all, the park where celebrations were held is an easy walk from our home. There are things I still miss about Silver Spring, MD, where we lived before moving here last summer. However, the promise of annual fireworks that I can walk to is definitely a point in Alexandria's favor.
|The Potomac River at night|
|My one fireworks photo that is recognizable as a firework|