Fourth of July Fireworks
Seattle puts on a pretty good July Fourth fireworks show over Lake Union. Nailing down a choice location for viewing the show comes down to a few options: 1) Trundle on down midday to Gasworks Park or similar locales, claim a grassy spot, and wait 10 hours with copious amounts of beer and picnic items; 2) Happen to have a Capitol Hill or Queen Anne apartment or condo with a viewing deck pointed in the right direction; or 3) Find friends with #2 and at the appropriate hour, fight all the other people for a precious parking spot in those glutted neighborhoods. I suppose there is 4) Watch on local television, but that’s no fun.
For me this year, I bypassed my own slightly-too-distant roof deck for #3, a party on Capitol Hill, which came with a contest for the most creative and patriotic mixed drink, and a vibration-prone deck for viewing the fireworks and taking some photos. Here’s what I got.