Thursday, July 4, 2013

Those Places Thursday: July 4 in Granbury, Texas

Fireworks from Mayor's party, Convention Center, 2009
The small town we live in really does Independence Day right.  Events vary somewhat from year to year, but three things are constants:

--The Hometown Parade at 10 AM.  This starts at Granbury High School and runs about 2 miles to the Courthouse Square downtown.  This is just half a mile from my house, which is great, as it means we can walk and not have to fight for parking.  The parade typically has about 100 entries.

--The Ranch Rodeo at 6 PM at the Reunion Grounds.  This is about a mile from my home, but parking is plentiful.  The amateur rodeo features real working cowboys from surrounding ranches, in typical rodeo events.

--The Fireworks at 9:45 PM over Lake Granbury.  We have a pretty impressive show, ranked in the Top 10 in the Southwestern USA and in the Top 50 in the nation.  Usually we can see most of it pretty well from lawn chairs in our front yard, but one year we were invited to a party hosted by the Mayor at the brand new Convention Center, which is right on the water, resulting in photos like the one at left.
Hometown Parade, downtown Granbury, 2006

Team Calf Roping at Ranch Rodeo at Reunion Grounds, 2011

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