Fireworks in Oklahoma

We spent last night in Tulsa, Oklahoma for our video series for Route 66. If you’ve ever been here before you know there isn’t much to do (don’t even get me started on the worst buffet I’ve ever had…compliments of Mark Miller. Our waitress refilled our drinks by pouring a full cup into our empty cup. I’ve never seen anything like it.)

But we saw something that is a rare jewel for those of us that live in Arizona…fireworks! We were told that you needed a permit to do them in the city, or you just had to go outside of the city limits. This proved to be much more difficult than you’d think.

After driving for an hour in circles, we finally found a field and a car with it’s tailgate open. When we saw them light off a firework, we pulled next to them and asked if we could join them. There were three of us from Central, plus this couple and three younger boys. Turns out the guy was employed by Blackwater…which meant that I didn’t know if I should feel more safe, or less safe around him.

We all took turns lighting them off and I gotta admit, it was quite fun. There is something hilarious about watching a couple of newbies giggle with glee as they light off a few “Ugly Sticks.” We bought something called “Motor Mouth” and it put on a sweet show. I felt like a little kid enjoying the pure satisfaction of fire.

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Jeremy Jernigan

This is the personal blog of Jeremy Jernigan husband, father, executive pastor, and student of truth

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Matt Bowker

about 4 years ago

Pics or it didn't happen :p

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jeremy

about 4 years ago

Matt - here is video proof: http://cdn2.twitvid.com/RQOWE.mp4?px-hash=a1a86de381541dc6350b0c177f3fa39f&ip=75.233.124.177&start=

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Zach

about 4 years ago

My parents bought fireworks around the 4th last summer, from the Fire Department in TN, and we lit them off the night before my sister's wedding. I about blew myself up, but holy crap is that fun! And I mean I literally almost blew myself up. I'll tell you about it next time I talk to you.

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Jim Butler

about 4 years ago

Jeremy, When I was a member of the working world as a Supplier Manager, I had a vendor in Tulsa that I had to visit on several occasions. I am pretty much in agreement with you about Tulsa. Of course, I'm sure you drove over to see the "Golden Driller" statue. I got conned into making that trip. Super not impressive. Glad you made it back from OK. Jim

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Romi

about 4 years ago

What is it about guys and the thrill of setting off fireworks and their near death experiences as a result?!! Maybe it's the "giggling with glee" factor? lol Now that's something I would have loved to have seen! Good to know you and Mark didn't lose any appendages!

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Jason Schneider

about 4 years ago

So you are in Tulsa. Where are you headed next? You could always stop by Lamar. BTW Fireworks are legal in MO as well, but not in IL. hope you have planned your trip well the fourth is approaching.

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jeremy

about 4 years ago

Jason - we aren't actually driving the route. Throughout the year, we have flown into certain key locations to film videos (Chicago, St. Louis, Tulsa). I think our next video is actually in Texas.

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