Fireworks are perfectly legal in my state, and Independence Day would not be right without them. Instead of just picking up a 20-pack assortment of weenie stuff from the Acme, we stopped by a pop-up vendor who set up shop in a shopping center parking lot. The prices were average, but the selection was good — much better than you’d find in a grocery store, but not as good as we could have found at a fireworks superstore off the side of an interstate highway.
We didn’t get anything spectacular enough to have to be mortar fired. Still, this pop-up place was within a 10 mile radius of us, the selection was good, and the prices were alright. They’ll keep us entertained for maybe an hour and a half, after we eat our smoked ribs, and the sun sets.