For the 4th of July this year we decided to try something a little different. We found a small town that was holding a festival and went early so that we could find a good parking spot. We walked over to the park in Smyrna and checked out all of the booths. After deciding which place we each wanted to eat at, we grabbed our food and sat in the grass and ate together. After that the kids wanted to play on the swings and run around the park. As it began to get dark we headed back to the car with a quick pit stop to buy a pizza, some kettle corn, a few slushies, and cotton candy to fortify us through the wait. The kids all bought themselves light sticks from the vendors and we settled down to wait for the show to begin. The boys ran around with their light sticks having sword fights and playing with all of the other kids in the area. The fireworks show was amazing and we had a front row seat. After they ended we all packed back into the car and headed home. It was a super fun adventure.