After the parade, we headed over to Bridal Veil falls on our new bikes. It was about a 20 mile ride round trip, but it was fairly flat so it was pretty easy. The weather was pretty nice too. My knees started to hurt by the end of it though. We saw a man walking a tandem bike back along the trail and noticed he had a flat tire. Luckily Evan had a repair kit so we fixed his tire for him and he went back to find his wife and two kids that were on another tandem bike.
After the bike ride, we went to claim our spots for the fireworks show but the spot we wanted on the intramural field was all roped off so we got a spot near the Marriott Center, which turned out to be a better spot anyway.
Then Rob and Lindsey came over and we had a delicious barbecue. Afterwards we were sitting around and Sadie rolled over twice. Way to go Sadie! She also made a really funny face when Rob let her suck on a pickle.
After the BBQ we all headed over to our spots to watch the fireworks. This year there were six parachuters that dropped out of an airplane into the stadium. I was pretty scared for them because it always seems like they aren't going to make it, but I think they all did. Then there was another flyover which just about broke my eardrums. When it finally got dark, the fireworks show started and it was spectacular! They had some absolutely enormous fireworks and we had really good seats so we could see the fireworks coming from inside the stadium and the ones from behind. Last year when we actually went to the Stadium of Fire, we could see everything really well, but we got hit by a ton of ashes. This year, we didn't get hit by ashes, which was nice.
Our fourth of July was really busy, but it was nice to be able to spend a whole day off work with Evan for once. I also decided that I really like the 4th of July in Provo. There are tons of free public activities and you don't have to worry too much about everyone around you smoking and drinking and being dangerous. Provo is a pretty nice place to live.