if you've been following the story a while you may recall that when i was in stratton, maine last may i had an encounter with some of the locals. five days later when i returned to the same site in the evening, it was occupied by pretty much the same crowd, so i went ahead and pulled in.
i knew it would be entertaining and i knew they wouldn't stay long.
and i asked one of the women: what's up with the fireworks? do you guys do this every clear night?
and she told me that fireworks were only made legal in maine THIS WEEK and one of the guys was so excited about it he went to new hampshire and bought a truckload of fireworks and when he got it all home he realized he had too much for the 4th of july, so they were setting them off on nice nights.