Saturday, July 9, 2011

Canada Day Fireworks

Friday July 1, 2011 is the first night I saw "professional" fireworks {for Canada Day} start to finish. Dave, Theresa, Carolyn and I went right after Family Camp was over so we wouldn't be late to watch the display over the Thames in London.

At first we were standing on the bridge over the river, but Dave made a motion to go closer and Recce being the dutiful wife agreed. I will concede that our front row seats made up for any discomfort of walking in and around seated people...of which there seemed to be thousands, but probably was no more than several hundred. I just looked straight ahead and followed Dave's bobbing head.

Anyway, I was able to get some shots of the fireworks, but I admit I was busier "ooh-ing" and "aah-ing" than getting any pictures! I love fireworks! The whistle scream as it shoots up in the air and the loud KABOOM! as it explodes into a fiery display. Seriously, the ground was shaking and if I wasn't watching fireworks, I would think that cannons and machine guns were going off! So neat!

These ones are from Thursday night at Camp. A couple of the guys got together and put on a mini show for us. Once they got going, it was pretty spectacular.

And then these ones were in downtown London--right by the Thames. One of these Canada Day's, I would love to visit our capital and see the show they put on there.

Our group--we had so much fun. After we watched the fireworks, we went to McD's for a snack and more fellowship. What a great way to spend my Canada Day :) Friends, food, and fireworks!


Jessica said...

These are some really nice pictures. Fireworks are difficult to capture. Good job! :) I watching some fireworks w/the Draegers in Prentice. Let's just say I'm lucky to be alive! One tipped over and started a ground show! :O (Jimmy Dean would say I was 'exagerating' but we both know I'm not! *wink*)

Jessica said...

(Oops! *watched*)