My dear wife Karen and I slung the bags containing our folding chairs over our shoulders and off we walked he night of the Fourth, winding down just a few blocks from A Bitty Better in our Liverpool neighborhood of Galeville in search of a good spot to view the fireworks forthcoming following the Syracuse Chiefs’ Triple A baseball game at NBT Bank Stadium.
We’d gone to the ballpark on the holiday in 2017, admired the display, oh, a couple of miles from our house. The traffic from the capacity crowd on a night where work followed the next morning, not so much.
So, a less time-consuming journey was our mission.
We’d seen the cars lined up on Buckley Road last year.
This year, we spotted a caravan convened in the parking lot of local business PayChex.
A clear line of sight to the lights of the ballpark awaited. My iPhone 8 on Safari told us the game was in the bottom of the eighth, Chiefs leading comfortably.
This made us happy. Our chairs put us among the group.
We were right to pick this spot. Ohhhhhhh.
The reflection in the little reservoir added to the ambiance. Ahhhhhhhh.
Other firework displays also came into view to the left.
But it was the air over the stadium that held our fascination for a full run.
Thank you for another year of big sky entertainment.