Our Oregon vacation happened to fall over the 4th of July, my very favorite holiday. We wanted to see the fireworks over the ocean and we picked Seaside as our perfect spot. We were astounded at the sheer number of spectators! There were campfires and fireworks being set off everywhere before the scheduled show began. It was quite an experience...and honestly had a slight resemblance to a war zone. What a beautiful country we live in...and what a delight to celebrate from sea to shining sea.