We went to our next door neighbors BBQ yesterday (Thanks Tom and Tammy!) Had killer burgies and dogs, salads, fruit, desserts and of course, libations! Then, since it really doesn't get dark until at least 10:00, we had to find ways to occupy the kids (men included!) until it was dark. There was volleyball, skateboarding, chatting, and lots of smoke bombs, snakes, and M-80's. Yes, Tom even dragged out an extra sofa (that converted into a lounge) for maximum firework-viewing pleasure. Too cool. This was Brian, impressing Heath with his double-ended creation.
Darkness finally came and the fireworks definitely did not disappoint! We transplants from SoCal are used to very low key displays on the 4th. Certainly nothing shot up in the air. Dare I say, after experiencing lasts night's display in our little cul-de-sac...we had grown accustomed to underwhelming displays. I tried to get photos, but in the end, I decided to put the camera down and Oooh and Ahhhh and take it all in. But dude, these were OUR fireworks!!! This photo doesn't even begin to capture it...
I looked over at one point and captured this. That is our house, looking to the north. The neighbors over there were also putting on a pretty good display and while I'm just a tad inept with the night settings on the camera, this just might be our favorite shot of the night!
Have a fabulous weekend everyone!