We were invited to join our relatives at their rented townhouse on the evening of July 4th. We each took a "cool one" with us to the patio and experienced some of the most beautiful fireworks we have seen. The first fireworks began near the pier, which was about two blocks away from where we were seated. Then the ones at the restaurant next door began and we had up close and personal fireworks which we had to look straight up to experience. They seemed to go on and on and we stayed on the patio until the show was over. We had never been that close to a fireworks display before and it was quite an experience.