Tonight the Perseids will bring a show of meteors not seen at other times of the year (reported in this CNN story). Unfortunately, you will have to go way out into the boonies and hope the skies are clear for you to see the meteor showers expected to be visible.
I will never forget a sweet moment with one of my college roommates when we wanted to go see the Perseids meteor shower. We drove out into the corn fields (obviously, I was not in Laredo at the time) where it was pitch dark and decided that being IN the corn fields was going to be a better place. We drove in as far as we could and lay on the hood of his car, staring up into the sky. The rustling of the corn spoke to us for hours and the sky lit up with bright line after bright line. It was such a beautiful sight until about 2:00am when we decided to stop trespassing and go home.
Apparently the Perseids followed up home because then we noticed the bright red dot after bright red dot all over our bodies. We must have lost a ton of blood to mosquitos that night and we itched for days!! We had never had that many mosquito bites ever. I guess the corn field rustling covered up the mosquito buzzing enough for them to feast on us as we watched the Perseids meteor shower 🙂