This year’s July 4th was extra special because of who I was celebrating it with-my close friends, my newly wedded wife, and my parents who were in town. In order to make up for last year’s disappointing shots at Queen Mary, Long Beach, We attended the Grand Ole 4th of July Fireworks Festival @ CBS TV station. They had live band, booths from different businesses and organizations, food, and of course fireworks. They kept the fireworks going for a good half hour. We all watched in awe as the various types of fireworks brilliantly exploded before us, leaving us all with a lasting impression of this night in which we celebrated our country and the people we love. And with these pictures, the bombastic bright lights in the sky won’t disintegrate into thin air like the smokes of the fireworks.