Once we were sufficiently stuffed with food, we scooted off to the Mecklenberg County Courthouse parking garage to watch the fireworks.
One of the people in jail was waving out the window, so I was waving back. At least they had a good view of the fireworks.
Here's the view down from where we were standing at the top of the parking garage. There aren't any in this photo, but people were pulling over beside the on ramp to watch fireworks! Bats and I were totally amazed that people would be so careless with their own safety and that of people driving, especially since there were 4 or 5 parking decks they could have gone to. It's incredible there wasn't an accident, especially since someone stopped and BACKED UP to get in front of the other cars so they could see through the trees.
But now for the good part. I got some really great pictures of the fireworks! There are more on my Flickr photstream.