Fourth of July in Sarasota is one of those times when having a car is over-rated, so John and I left the new car in the driveway and rode our bikes over to Bayfront Park. The city closes the bayfront section of U.S. 41 from Orange Avenue all the way around to Gulfstream Avenue for the fireworks, so even with the huge crowd, it’s easy to find a spot to stop and watch. We left our house at ten to nine and didn’t miss so much as a bottle rocket. We stopped twice on 41 to ooh and aah and watched the finale from inside the park. It was so loud I could feel the pounding in my chest—impressive display!