We were at the "Works" in Raleigh, NC last Wednesday for the 4th. The BF and I woke up at 5 am and headed out early. We weren't really sure what to expect, so we wanted to make sure that we were one of the first people there to set up.
When we arrived the first thing that popped in my head was New York City. We were surrounded by enormous buildings, and we were to be set up right in the middle of it all. The sun was shining and we were ready for the people to come. This was the first year that Raleigh was having the fireworks at this location, so no one knew what the turn out was going to be.
It didn't take long for the people to arrive. It was a steady crowd all day. We were loving it although it was HOT. We were lucky to have power this time, so we had the fans running full blast. Everything was going great UNTIL the down pour came. I was a nervous wreck the entire time. Everyone was running for cover and seeking shelter. Although we were ok because we do have a "indoor"shop, I was so scared that the water was going to bust my awning. Thank heavens my dad and the BF was there, as they were having to continuously drain the water from the sides. I'm glad it decided to not rain all day and the sun came back out.
Around 4:30 is when it started to get busy. In fact it got so busy there were times where I got a little over whelmed. I looked over and not only was I helping people, but I could see that to my right my dad was helping people and to my left there was the BF helping a group. It was great. I had the two best men in my life right there next to me, on this wonderful journey of mine! As it started to get dark, the crowd only kept coming. There were was shoulder to shoulder traffic, and we were right in the middle of it all. I was loving every moment.
The fireworks started up, and I really did feel like I was living the American dream. The shop looked so pretty all lit up at night and with the fireworks in the back ground, it was awesome seeing my dream becoming a reality. I met so many great people that day! Thank you all who came.
Stay tuned for our next journey!