we made a killer effigy (pun intended) and brought him down to ocean beach and lit up a big blaze:
i made my traditional “trifle shots”:
we introduced guy to our friends:
and ate hob nobs:
and then fueled up the fire for the burning of evil guy fawkes.
we told the story of the gunpowder plot to all the revelers:
then we all chanted the “remember, remember” rhyme, hollered and cheered:
and threw the guy to the flames.
then out came the hundreds of sparklers:
and neat fireworks too, including bottle rockets that shot into the sky across the beach.
it was the airborne fireworks that caused our (jealous) beach bonfire neighbors to call the police.
we had to scatter out of there pretty quick to avoid fines from the officer,
who we became fast friends with as we put out the fire. we taught him a little about guy fawkes.
it was a really epic night.