I'm a fan of going to the Bywater levee in New Orleans, sometimes called "The End of the World". People often make campfires there while the bright lights of Downtown sparkle in the background. On the 4th of July, many people gathered, danced, drank, lit fireworks and mingled with strangers as large boats streamed past us on the River.
About an hour before all of this, my wife and I were relaxing in the backyard, drinks in hand and listening to the pop of firecrackers coming off the Mississippi. I wasn't in the mood for a party but we left anyway, hoping that my mind might change. I danced for a little bit but didn't feel like socializing. I grabbed my camera and participated in my own way.
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