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Old 07-06-2007, 04:18 AM   #15
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Take some extra time and come to Alaska Very few people (except for the usual few idiots)on the Kenai Peninsula pop off fireworks here in July - too light and too dangerous. The city of Kenai saves its little fireworks display for the day after Thanksgiving. They also have an electric light parade!
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Old 07-06-2007, 10:39 AM   #16
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Yes: get a passport. Sorry, it's so obvious...

I realize getting a passport may not be practical for some people in their particular circumstances, but unless the U.S. government is substantially more incompetent that ours, for normal situations it's not a big deal, even though it takes a while.

Also, the planned requirement for passports by the U.S. has been postponed, and the Canadian government has followed suit. They may well not be required even by next July 4th.

I totally agree with Brian ! Get a passport. We were camping on our long weekend too ( July 1st for us Canucks ) in a beautiful mountain park and EVERYONE in our general area was in bed sound asleep at about 2300 !!!! I'm NOT kinding.

I think the hot sunny days just tucker everybody out or something....

Some of our parks ( the bigger ones, that is ) are tighly patrolled. Rangers driving by randomly after 11 checking out the noise level. There's a 0 tolerance policy that they do inforce....

Just my two cents....

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Old 07-06-2007, 11:10 AM   #17
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It might be a good idea to get a passport. I'll have to check on what it takes to bring the dogs in, too.

Last night was better but after being shell-shocked on the 4th every bang kept me awake and sent a rush of adrenaline. I haven't even walked out on the beach where all the fireworks trash ends up.

What bugs me most, I think, is that the fireworks here have nothing at all to do with the celebration of independence. They are just a chance to shoot off noisy toys. I like watching things like Capitol Fourth on TV and seeing something that reminds us of what the point of the holiday is. People who complain that Christmas has lost its meaning need to ask themselves, what meaning does the 4th of July have to people?

Okay, done ranting, one more night and maybe I'll have caught up on sleep and not be so grouchy!

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It might be a good idea to get a passport. I'll have to check on what it takes to bring the dogs in, too.

Last night was better but after being shell-shocked on the 4th every bang kept me awake and sent a rush of adrenaline. I haven't even walked out on the beach where all the fireworks trash ends up.

What bugs me most, I think, is that the fireworks here have nothing at all to do with the celebration of independence. They are just a chance to shoot off noisy toys. I like watching things like Capitol Fourth on TV and seeing something that reminds us of what the point of the holiday is. People who complain that Christmas has lost its meaning need to ask themselves, what meaning does the 4th of July have to people?

Okay, done ranting, one more night and maybe I'll have caught up on sleep and not be so grouchy!

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I understand completely !!!

"I haven't even walked out on the beach where all the fireworks trash ends up.

What bugs me most, I think, is that the fireworks here have nothing at all to do with the celebration of independence."

Get yourself a trash bag and some gloves and head down to the beach , I say.

The planet will thank you for it and you'll be feeling mighty proud !!!

It might make you tired enough so that you'll just fall asleep when your done !

Have a great day ! Mitch
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Fireworks are illegal here in Jersey but not next door in Pennsylvania. Natcherly, Jersey guys just drive over the Delaware River for their bag. In the weeks leading up to the 4th I noticed at least two detailed newspaper articles on this, naming dealers and locations, but also with reminders about the Jersey fireworks laws. Got me wondering... why the free advertising?

This year, what everyone didn't know was the NJ state police was watching on both sides of the border. Those coppers knew which cars to pull over on the way back! HOOO.

Of course, that really didn't stop what has become an epidemic. Still plenty of booms and blasts, shrieks and squeels going late into the nights all around our house, right up to last night. We're only 15 miles from the border.

Our dog goes nuts enough with every volley to keep me from hearing the most pertinent sentances on the History channel. It's a drag, but what-cha-gonna-do?
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According to a US State Dept site, it is 10-12 WEEKS for a routine application at an acceptance facility or 2-3 WEEKS by mail on an expedited basis, so there's plenty of time before the next July Fourth.

Also, Washington has something going that may allow a special driver's license to meet the ID requirements for CA-US crossings. See this..

Also, consider Cuba, where they have a fourth of July without fireworks...
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I understand completely !!!

"I haven't even walked out on the beach where all the fireworks trash ends up.

What bugs me most, I think, is that the fireworks here have nothing at all to do with the celebration of independence."

Get yourself a trash bag and some gloves and head down to the beach , I say.
A neighbor of ours paid her grandchildren fifty cents a garbage bag to pick up fireworks waste. She had to shell out $5 for the section they covered.

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