August 25, 2008
This year there is another international fireworks competition being held as part of the Independence Day festivities. Independence Day isn’t until August 31st, but the competition started a couple weeks ago and every few nights a different country will compete for the prize (we’re not sure what that prize is, but it’s probably sparkly or loud). The pic below is the convention center...it's built on top of a really high hill and we think it looks like the bridge of a star-destroyer (Star Wars...the bad guys' ship for all you out there that aren't tracking with us)We live about 5 minutes from where they set the fireworks off so we’ve gone every night. Tonight was Spain’s night…they did a good job…much better than Canada a few nights ago. Anyway. Instead of trying to fight the traffic that piles up near the convention center, we just park along the highway like the rest of the locals to catch the show…it’s about a mile/kilometer or so away, but still a great show!The road you see is actually the motorcycle lane that runs along the highway. On these nights the police help direct cars onto the mini-road so everyone can pull up. When its over, you just drive your car off the curb and you’re on the highway again. It’s great!Sorry these pics are orange. The street lights were on and they made the glow. Tonight it was really rainy so the clouds around the fireworks aren’t the camera, they’re actual clouds. Woohoo for fireworks! The last country (Australia) goes Friday night…should be fun!
Posted by Anthony and Sharon at Monday, August 25, 2008