Everyone’s favorite firework and hamburger based holiday is here, the 4th of July. When celebrating America’s Birthday, it’s important to remember these things for this weekend.
1. The 4th is on Saturday.
For most of us, that means a 3 day weekend! Banks and post offices will be closed on Saturday. Depending on the state you live in, your local liquor stores and distributors may be closed. Many business will be closed or have limited hours on Friday and Saturday. Get your relish early!
2. Traffic! According to AAA, over 41 million people will take to the roads for the holiday weekend. Give yourself plenty of extra time to get where you are going. It would be terrible if you missed fresh hot dogs. It might be a good idea to plan an alternate route just in case.
3. Prepare For The Weather. There is nothing worse than trying to cook hamburgers in a downpour. Keep a watchful eye on the weather forecast and be prepared if you have a gloomy weekend.
4. Watch Those Fireworks. Plan on setting off a few (legal) fireworks? Make sure you do it in an open area and your area isn’t in a drought. If the local weather declares a “Red Flag” warning, that means brush fires can easily start due to the high winds and low humidity. Sure, watching fire trucks in a parade is fun, but they don’t like making personal appearances at your house.
5. Suntan Lotion. Do you have to put suntan lotion on if it is cloudy? Yes! Clouds do not block ultraviolet rays. If you are going to be spending all day outside on a cloudy day, be sure to put some sunblock on or you might end up looking like a lobster.
Enjoy some time with your family this weekend, great fireworks, and delicious food.
Maybe this will be a good weekend to break out the Stufz Burger Press.