F is for Fireworks, Festivals, Fishing

My husband says he felt a shock go through him when we first met. Sparks flew you might say. I didn’t really feel it at the time because I was dating his brother. Interesting story that my husband loves to tell, but I digress. Fortunately I married the right one. He promised to show me fireworks every year and so far he’s been true to his word.

Most of the time lately it has been the safe and sane ones that we can shoot off in front of our house but we have seen them at the Giants games as well. One year we went to Lake Tahoe with some friends and watched them being shot off over the lake. Wait, was that with hubby or his brother? Or was that the other guy I used to see? Oh well, whoever your with, watching fireworks is a fun date.

Festivals are great dates too. We have a big one near us every Labor Day weekend, the Millbrae Art and Wine Festival. There is something fun about wandering up and down the street with a glass of wine (or beer) in your hand. We don’t go every year but as you can see by the glasses I’ve collected we’ve been a few times. The last one was in 2019, just before the pandemic hit. They didn’t do it of course in 2020 but I think by last year they were running again. We didn’t go.

Our own city, San Bruno, used to have street festivals but they were never as big as the Millbrae ones. Bayhill is a shopping center and they had a champagne festival one year. Fun fact, Bayhill is right by the YouTube headquarters.

And just because I’m trying to keep with 3 ideas for each post, Fishing is another idea for a date. I know my husband likes to fish but I’m not big on camping (you notice I didn’t include that on my C day) so we really haven’t gone fishing much. I can think of two times though. Once was on a camping trip shortly after we got married but before we had kids and the other was on a boat with the company he was working for.

I can’t remember whether he caught a fish or not but he got a certificate for being there! That’s me in the background with the Pittsburgh Pirate’s hat on. Maybe I don’t like fishing because I am a Pisces and it’s like I’m capturing a relative? Nah, can’t be that because I love to eat fish!

Okay, that’s about it for F. Not bad for kind of doing it on the fly, huh?

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22 Responses to F is for Fireworks, Festivals, Fishing

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  2. There are wonderful fireworks at our lake every July 4th. We love watching them every year. Weekends In Maine

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  3. debscarey says:

    Himself used to do those big firework displays you get at events back in his younger days. Travelled all over the country – and the world – even got to China to visit suppliers. Hilarious that you dated your husband’s brother first! That must be a story to run & run 😀 How about F for fighting? Something he & I do together is watch military re-enactments – the battles make for great photo opportunities.

    Debs visiting this year from
    Making Yourself Relationship Ready

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      How interesting about the fireworks. Those big ones are illegal where we are but every year someone in the neighborhood seems to get some. Big fines if they are caught. Fascinating how they can be made to spell letters or designs in the sky. Fighting – well, we’ve done a little of that but not play acting. Fortunately we never stay mad long.


  4. GetLostinLit says:

    i love fireworks! never been on a date to seem them though, oddly enough. i love the sensation, of the ones with the really sharp-booms that rattle the inside of your chest– i usually start laughing.

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  5. Vidya Tiru says:

    watching fireworks with loved ones is always so much fun!! And those wine glasses from the festival do look classy!
    My F post is here

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  6. gigglingfattie says:

    So many great date ideas! Super cute!

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  7. E.A. Wickham says:

    I’m a pisces too! And I love to fish.

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  8. kleinbf says:

    What a FUN post! I feel joyful and playful energy in your writing. Love your reflection on Pisces!! I am too. Maybe that’s why I don’t like fishing or eating fish!!

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  9. LOL – a little wobbly on that Pisces disclaimer, eh?! Sweet fireworks story about your husband. Chicago has lots of festivals – there are usually a number of them to choose from especially during summer weekends.

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  10. Recording the memories are the best. Sounds like a match made for life!

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  11. John says:

    Youtube – no thanks, I try hard to avoid anything Google. It must be a bit uncomfortable having dated your husband’s brother! Fireworks are always awesome!

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