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All Day Fun for an All-American Holiday

Original post made by Janet Lafleur, Rex Manor, on Jun 27, 2013

Parades, picnics and fireworks, and everything decked out in red, white and blue. That's what the Fourth of July meant to me as a kid and it's what I look for to celebrate our nation's day of independence. Fortunately, these traditions live on in our area so that today's youngsters can experience summer's biggest holiday the good old-fashioned way.

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Posted by sEaN
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

You are one thick layer of cheese and corn lady.

-I will mention the biggest baddest firework display that is unknown to so many people. Its a little rough around the edges and don't front when you're there (its not your' neighborhood, expect a crowd and a lot of ILLEGAL BIG fireworks!

**ALVISO...Thats whats really up on the 4th

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Posted by Janet Lafleur
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jul 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Janet Lafleur is a registered user.

We love Alviso's funky charm and deep history as the 19th century port of San Jose. We ride there a lot for birdwatching and we've even stopped in at Vahl's for dinner on one of our bike dates.

But this year we already bought discounted lawn seats for the show at Shoreline. Maybe if we look east we'll catch some of the action in Alviso.

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Posted by Oh Please
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm

Sean: I ride to Alviso all the time. Love it, great loop especially for a night ride with a stop of course at Vahl's for a beer. I've been going down to Alviso since I could drive, back when a 7 was the third digit in the year.
You seem to be portraying it in an overly exaggerated "bad part of town" that "might scare people" Its not like that at all. Its always been quirky, no doubt, but I know scarey places, Alviso isn't one of them.
I'm not quite sure how you see the town, but I see you as the one whose trying to front a bit. No need, people will check out Alviso w/out the need for any warnings ;)

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Posted by sEaN
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 1, 2013 at 6:54 pm

You're right, Alvoso is a lot like Atherton. SMH. Not trying to front but it's not the symphony at Shoreline. Lame.

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Posted by Oh Please
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2013 at 5:54 am

Who said Alviso was the symphony at Shoreline? Who even mentioned Atherton beside you? Why are you so hung up on Alviso being "Not like..." No its not like any other town. Its just lovable old Alviso.
Just say "The Alviso celebration is fun, check it out" No warning or qualification is needed. Nobody is afraid of Alviso, and I'm getting the feeling you're more afraid of Atherton than anyone else is afraid of Alviso. You should come visit Atherton one day. Its not so bad, no need to be afraid.

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Posted by Pedal to Freedom
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Jul 2, 2013 at 6:39 am

The 4th of July and bikes are a match made in heaven. We like to ride over to Great America, pick the best area in the parking lot to watch the fireworks. They never charge bikes and you get to go right up to the fence and get the best viewing area. After the show there is no such thing as a traffic jam as we just slide right past it all on our bikes. I'd say between traffic in, searching for a spot to park(that you had to pay for) and the huge mess of traffic after its done, I bet we save about 2 hours of time otherwise spent dealing with stressed out people in cars.
Side note, why is sEaN so afraid to go to Alviso? Its fun!!!

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Posted by Huh me again
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 4, 2013 at 10:43 pm

Both of you are stupid and know nothing.

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Posted by Adult
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

Ha, my 7 year old tries to end arguments that way. "Oh yah? Oh Yah? Well you're stupid". Simply a brilliant counter point.
Its cute when a 7 year old does it.

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Posted by Omg
a resident of Gemello
on Jul 6, 2013 at 9:39 am

So back when 7 was the third digit of the year and you started driving makes you at least 16 + 34 .......and you have a 7 year old? LMAO! I wonder why we can't agree on anything ...LOL....if you know what that means.

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