I stole my parents fire pit back in July and for the first few sunny weeks I had that fire rocking! We had some get together's and we saw some really crazy weather at night. A lot of unusual lightening storms. It was pretty cool. I can't wait until I have my own home when I can have a big in ground fire pit and a gathering area... or "tribal counsel" area as some like to call it. I keep envisioning my backyard with this jacuzzi and pool. I want this great patio area for dining and a built in barbeque/kitchen area. I know i'll have that someday, with some great view of the ocean, I really need to get my college gears rolling and start focusing on this future of mine.