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4th of July

4th of July

Date: Dec 31 1999


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Everyone was talking about 4th of July plans last week. Most people were planning on seeing fireworks somewhere.
Listen in as Kyle and John discuss the different places to go see fireworks.


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John:  Dude, what kind of 4th of July plans you got this year?

Kyle:  I have no plans. I was hoping to see some fireworks, but I don’t know if I’m gonna see them here or somewhere else.

John:  Yeah. The shows that are here in Portland haven’t really impressed me in the past.

Kyle:  Yeah. I haven’t been too impressed either. Like at the, uh, baseball stadium.

John:  Yeah. Down at PGE Park.

Kyle:  Right.

John:  They’re not that good. But I guess in Washington, right across the river at, uh, what’s it called? Fort Vancouver[/def]. Yeah. I guess they have a really good show up there. Have you ever seen that?

Kyle:  No, I haven’t although I’ve been to Fort Vancouver once.

John:  What for?

Kyle:  Field trip. I was a young kid.

John:  Oh. Well, if you go up there, be careful, cause there are, I think, tens of thousands of people go up there and traffic’s a nightmare.

Kyle:  All right. Thanks.



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Last year on the 4th of July, I was at a rooftop pool party in downtown Portland. From there, you could see 5 different large fireworks shows and hundreds of smaller ones.
Larger shows are so much fun because they light up the sky for such a long time. It’s a great way to celebrate your country.
Does your country have a celebration? What do you do to celebrate? Are there fireworks?


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