Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fun Fourth

I thought my 4th of July was going to be a little on the rinky-dink side, but it turned out to be quite fun. We found a new beach on the Chesapeake that is absolutely delightful and then we went to Doug's concert with the Junkyard Saints in Easton.

Afterwords we did a little driving around to look at the beautiful old houses there and started our trip back over the Bay Bridge at a little after nine. And that was perfect timing to see from the distance about fifteen different fireworks displays all up and down the Chesapeake on both sides. Even though it was nothing like sitting there underneath them it was still pretty cool to be able to see so many different ones all at the same time.

As we continued west on Route 50 we had an excellent view of the downtown Annapolis fireworks for about ten minutes. Then we saw a few more as we headed past Davidsonville and Bowie and several more as we got closer to the Beltway. When we got to Greenbelt there was a display practically right next to the road and it was a good one. I couldn't take it any more so I got off at the next exit and was able to park with everyone else on Kenilworth Avenue. We saw the grand finale and it was spectacular, or at least good enough for me. And so easy too! All in all we saw about 30 different fireworks displays during our ride home.

Sorry, my fireworks video skills are not the greatest.....

9 comments:

Bowie Mike said...

Cool. I thought the video came out pretty well.

Garrett said...

I agree. The video turned out well. Your hands are much steadier then mine.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I like the idea of drive by fireworks! We saw a few on our way home from Arlington (we watched the DC fireworks from a friends roof). Personally - I like fireworks best when they are right overhead - so the ones on the drive home were the best.

Cyndy said...

Thanks Mike and Garrett. I was hoping for a little more color, but it seems like I'm not the only one who had less color than there is in real life. I guess the brightness washes out the color a bit.

Kate - Yeah it was a little different seeing them all in the distance. I was thinking how great it was to not be sitting in some field with bugs crawling all over me, but that is actually the best way to see them. We were very close to being right under them when we stopped by the side of the road for five minutes, so that was lucky.

Barbara said...

I was impressed with your fireworks video. I was amazed even on Capitol Hill that we could see so many different fireworks. You wonder how much $$$ went up in the sky in that half hour last night!

Cyndy said...

They should figure out how to do fireworks in the shape of $$$, Barbara. Or maybe they already have!

LiLu said...

Thanks for the video... that's actually the most fireworks I saw this weekend! We totally missed out.

Cyndy said...

LiLu - Glad to be of service! Sometimes skipping a year or two makes them that much more fun the next time.

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