We had a rare day to ourselves, and so...we hopped in a car and headed north, to the Seneca nation.
They have the best fireworks, so we bought some fountains and sparklers, and spinners, and bottle rockets. They had huge fireworks that cost anywhere from $33. to well over $100. We don't need those...just the small ones that will delight an 11 year old.
We roamed through the massive Salamanca Antiques Mall. We bought nothing, but it is always fun to look. Much to my surprise, we walked out well over two hours later. Time flies when you're gawking.
We stopped for gas on the reservation on the way home. The lines were long. We paid $4.52 a gallon compared to $4.89 in town. We filled the tank, of course, and Tim filled up the little can he uses to mix 2 cycle gas, and the five gallon can that he uses to fill the tractor. 6 gallons of gas in the trunk. 7 packages of fireworks in the back seat. (What could possibly go wrong?)
(Answer: Many things could have gone wrong. Nothing did.)
We drove past our first home together on the way home, and we talked about what an amazing trip it has been from all those years ago. We're lucky.