Lens Travels - Living our Dreams! travel blog

Carved tree trunk in the park

Oversize chair!

Been having fun for two days

Waiting for the show to begin

Red balls of fire

Splash of red, white & blue


Looks like a thistle and pussy willows



One fading, another bursting

This one you can see more of the colors

Flash of red near the finally

Late this afternoon we went into Gunnison to get caught up on laundry before the evening of festivities. After our chores were done, we went to Len's favorite Mexican restaurant for a beer and dinner on the patio. The wind kicked up while we were enjoying our beer and chips & pico de gallo. You can work up a real thirst when doing laundry! We thought we might get a thunder shower, but it passed.

Off to the center of town we went to check out the festivities. We found a great parking space and went exploring. There was live music that kids were dancing and hula hooping to. Lots of food to pick from. We went for the homemade desserts that Hospice was sponsoring. We were generous donors...it was all good!

The local historian did a great job of telling the story of how Gunnison was in 1951. Very interesting. As dusk was descending on us, all veterans and active military were asked to come up on stage to be honored. They had a great turn out. A high school junior sang the National Anthem. She was good, but the sound system sucked. It is always great to acknowledge our military men and women.

They fired off 1,100 pounds of explosives. It was a good display of fireworks and lots of people showed up to view them. We strategically parked and it paid off. We were out of the zoo in no time. It was a beautiful night for celebrating Independence Day. Hope you enjoyed yours!

P.S. These photos were taken with our little Canon SD1400 camera. Not bad!

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