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Are you doing something special today for the 4th of July?

What are your plans for tonight? Will you sit at home just like any other night, or are you headed out to a big fireworks celebration at your local fairgrounds? Or maybe you’ll gather with some neighbors in the RV park to blow off $200 worth of “cheap” fireworks and light a few of those weird little worms that expand as they burn on the sidewalk.

If you’re lucky, maybe you’ll get to attend a fireworks celebration or a festival in a small town that you just happen to be in this weekend. That can be a great treat — watching the locals observe their Independence Day rituals. Maybe you can eat a corn dog and some buttered corn on the cob. If you’re really lucky, you’ll hear Ethel Merman belting out “God Bless America” over the PA system as the fireworks grand finale sets the sky ablaze!

So what are your plans? Tell us in the comments below the poll.

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robert
1 month ago

My wife and I help out at a small town 4th celebration. We run the games for the little kids and they always win. We buy the prizes and then all money goes to the community center that is doing the celebration. Our little way of giving

Tommy Molnar
1 month ago

I was stuck here in the hospital in Houston, and my room window did not face the direction of the fireworks. But, there was no shortage of ‘illegal’ displays.

Scott
1 month ago

preparing for the after the 4th weekend + camping trip.

Gene Bjerke
1 month ago

We ended up spending the day in the ER. Not a holiday I want to celebrate.

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Gene Bjerke

Sorry to hear that, Gene. I hope everything is OK, and that you have a much better day today (and from here on out). Take care. 🙂 –Diane

Ricj
1 month ago

my amateur radio club provided comms for our community’s July 4th parade. fireworks were in the 3rd and a neighbor’s cookout preceeded the fireworks. otherwise I had a nice lomg nap after the parade.

MrDisaster
1 month ago

We went to the local town parade and their Frontier Days celebration. They had a large tank for the kids to catch a fish. Lots of food choices and the usual trappings for sale. Not a bad way to spend the 4th and tonight we can watch fireworks in person or on TV (depending on the weather).

Sherry
1 month ago

On a remote beach on Vancouver Island. We celebrated Canada Day this year

Margo S.
1 month ago

Yep, today is my birthday!! Camping out at the lake!!
Happy 4th everyone!!

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RV Staff(@rvstaff)
1 month ago
Reply to  Margo S.

Happy Birthday, Margo! Have fun camping! I can’t think of a better way to celebrate your birthday. 😀 –Diane

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Chuck Woodbury(@chuck)
1 month ago
Reply to  Margo S.

Happy Birthday, Margo. Thanks for spending some of it with us at RVtravel.com.

Jeff Craig
1 month ago

At the beautiful WA coast for the weekend, camping in our rig at a pretty jammed State Park.

Ray Austin
1 month ago

I am getting ready to leave on my most expensive trip ever next week. Going over 4,000 miles in our RV that gets about 6mpg. The greedy gas companies love me, my kids hate me.

Spike
1 month ago

My “special activity” today was to re-read a short biography of Revolutionary War Major General Nathanael Greene. His life story always inspires and reminds me of who a true American patriot is, what they did (or do in current times), and brings into very clear focus what this day is about.

Never heard of him? If not for his selfless courage and full devotion to the cause of freedom we may not be celebrating our independence.

https://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/greene.html

Jim
1 month ago

I replied “yes, other”. We are packing the RV for a trip tomorrow. The joy of retirement ~ travel after the holidays😁

Jim Knoch
1 month ago

Yes, I am mowing the yards and BBQ-ing some ribs for this evening’s meal.

Candy Medina
1 month ago

My sister and her husband are visiting us for the 4th of July weekend. This morning her and I got up early and planted a small US flag on the lawn of each of my neighbors.
Proud to be an American and served ten years in the US Army.

Jesse Crouse
1 month ago

Yes. Working around my house instead of on other peoples houses-The Plumber.

Richard
1 month ago

We stay home on holidays. Let others fight the fight. Retirement let’s us celebrate when WE want to. Usually daily! God Bless those who made this possible. God Save the U.S.A.

Tom
1 month ago

We are traveling home after attending a wedding on the 2nd.

Happy 4th of July to all

Deborah Mason
1 month ago

Staying off the roads (70 mph as soon as we leave the driveway) packed with frantic vacationers. BBQ ribs on the porch. Hoping to shoot off a few fireworks tonight, if the thunderstorms don’t come back (over an inch of rain yesterday, mostly in a half hour).

Ramon Milam
1 month ago

Attending the Cody WY 4th of July parade, Rodeo and fireworks show. God Bless America and I want to thank all service members past and present for making this day possible

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Chuck Woodbury(@chuck)
1 month ago
Reply to  Ramon Milam

Ramon,
Yes, we should all pause for a few moments today to honor those men and women who fought for us, for our precious freedom.

L Beal
1 month ago

We’re traveling today and avoiding the parade crowds. Our no frills, not even a public restroom rv park, is too expensive to stay another day ($70/n out in the boonies), so moving are we.
Happy Independence Day y’all!
Let’s hope and pray for better days ahead!

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