Tuesday, July 5, 2011


Annually, we enjoy the fireworks launched at Capital View Park.  However, our prime vantage point for viewing has always been at the Veteran's Memorial.  We tweaked it a bit this year due to limited parking.  Instead of actually sitting in front of the memorial, we camped our lawn chairs at the top of the hill.  We found that we enjoyed this spot even better.

We arrived a little after 8:30 p.m. and fireworks didn't start until almost 10 p.m.  We really weren't prepared this year.  On my to take list next year, a picnic dinner or at least snacks, and things to entertain the kiddos:  a ball, bubbles, maybe even our sparklers.  At least, we were able to view smaller fireworks being set off from various sites around the city.

FINALLY - it got dark!

Once the fireworks show began, we were all quite content to "ooh" and "aah" at every explosion.  The kiddos called out their favorite colors, and "Wow! That's a big one!"  I have always really enjoyed fireworks shows, but they are even better through the eyes of my children.

Not a great pic, but can you spot our state capital building at the bottom left?

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