Rural Wisconsin

Every 4th of July, our lake puts on an extraordinary fireworks show. These days, it's launched remotely (and safely!) from a raft in the middle of the water.

But it wasn't always that way.

Imagine two guys with a brilliant idea - to launch fireworks from the middle of a lake. How do they get said fireworks to the middle of the lake, you ask? Yet another "brilliant" idea. Light it off from the middle of the rowboat floor...

Anyone see a problem with that?

As we watched from the shore, we heard surprised swearing and saw the silhouettes of two figures dive from either end of the boat as the fuse lit. They were fine, but I'm not going to lie - it was hilarious too!

Vacation Lesson Takeaway: Don't light fireworks from the same boat you're sitting in.