Skip to comments.My Favorite Place to Buy Fireworks
Posted on 07/01/2011 3:34:14 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
Yeah, yeah. I know. The place is incredibly tacky. But guess what? The selection of fireworks there is also incredibly AWESOME. South of the Border was like a fireworks magnet for me when I was a kid. My folks liked the place and we enjoyed reading the multitude of Pedro signs on the way there. Plus back then it was about the only place in the eastern USA where you could eat Mexican food. But the big draw for me was the fireworks.
In another state is usually most people’s favorite place to buy them.
When I was stationed at Ft. Gordon and made the trip back and forth from GA and MD, those “Pedro Sez....” signs drove me crazy.
South of The Border. The biggest tourist trap on the East Coast. Almost Equal to J.R.’s.
I never “Sausage a Place”!
This explains a great deal about you, my FRiend.
No place like Bob’s.
I literally bought fireworks south of the border when I was a kid. They were always locally handmade made in Mexico, not some faraway factory in Macau. I liked the big firecrackers that looked like small sticks of dynamite. Others were folded from strips of newspaper into triangles. Fuses so crude, it was a wonder they worked. God only knows what the powder was made from - it did not look like that silver magnesium powder or even black powder.
I haven’t been able to buy Cherry bombs, M-80s for many a year now...
No longer sold? I used to love the tremendous explosions generated by the M-80s.
For me (and many NYC folks), the best was going downtown to Chinatown and buying them in an alley. Good quality, and the danger made it more exciting. Now, the cops have cracked down and it ain’t what it used to be.
illegal here NJ.......Pennsy too
...yeah. I used to make that pilgrimage on the Path
My friend once tried to buy fireworks in NY Chinatown, he found it very difficult not to get guns, finally they gave him a box of fireworks for $20 and ushered him away before he could embarrass them further.
Illegality is what makes fireworks FUn to buy.
I don’t even know the closest place ....
ummm.... makes my mouth water just thinking of those things I once played with each 4th of July.
Blow things up, throw an M80 into the water and watch the water geyser, scare the hell out of the cats.
Have battles with Roman Candles. Sometime you get burnt but you always survive even if your parents get after you for doing something stupid. How else are you going to learn?
I use delay fuses...*smiles*
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