After listening to the booming fireworks at the last Friday, I got to thinking about watching fireworks when I was a child.
Fireworks symbolize everything summer and everything All-American. Dazzling fireworks displays, like mom's warm apple pie, hot dogs smothered in toppings and swimming on a hot summer day, can evoke powerful memories of childhood when we were wishing for an endless summer vacation.
Our readers may live, work or play in Pleasanton but many of us are not originally from around town. I am a good example of this- I am a Pleasanton resident who came from San Diego County.
Later, as an adult, we were able to watch the fireworks from our backyard in Valley Center, California. The fireworks were so close, it looked as if we could reach up and touch the magnificent colors with the tips of our fingers.
For those of us in Tri-Valley, we can enjoy fireworks in Livermore on July 4 or at the Alameda County Fair on June 29 and July 6.
Pleasanton Patch wants to know where you used to watch fireworks when you were a kid. What city and state were you with mouth agape, "ohhhing and ahhhing" while watching those awe-inspiring fireworks displays?
What part of 4th of July did you look for to most? What are your 4th of July traditions now? Patch us your comments in the comments section below.