Larry & Lee Ann's Journey travel blog

We've arrived at Pageant Hill, looks like there are a few other...

Folks are arriving with their bbq's, chairs, blankets etc getting ready for...

The local fire dept,, ambulance service etc are all in place...

You can see 3 more units arriving as they come down Hwy...

Our friends Bonnie Jo & Brad Exton, the Ramblin' Rangers, be sure...

Neat cloud formations around tonight...it's about 7:30pm here...

The fire department has arrived & are beginning to set up...

Rose has joined the band now, you can see Larry, Lou &...

The fire chief allowed these young ladies to come up for a...

A few of the many 'firemen' on site this evening...

And we're off...

It's awesome under here!

This one shows how much smoke is left behind...

Hope these don't bore you, but they are kinda neat...

This one was huge!

Four at a time!

I like the red one's I guess...

Although blue is cool too!

How about multi-colored?

Ooops, back to red again, lol

Dick & Lou watching intently...

Larry too!

This one's pretty cool...

This one was shot from a platform right behind the tent we...

You can see the firemen on the ground on right by firework,...

Waving the flag as Lee Greenwood's 'God Bless The USA' plays in...


The weekend produced light showers off & on but nothing too serious. It was sprinkling when it was time to leave for the party before the fireworks, so we decided to grill steaks at home & arrive for the music at 6pm instead. We arrived to find our friends setting up under a large tent/canopy. The Ramblin' Ranger's played first & we were happy they had not canceled due to the weather. As it turned out, the skies literally parted and the black rain clouds stayed way to the left & way to the right with a beautiful clear strip right down the middle. Like God stepped in and parted the sky, just for all of us! Awesome...

Pleasant Valley Sunday did not play after all, but Rose joined in with the Ramblin' Rangers for most of their set. They all sing well together. As you know we just love their sound so we were happy campers. And best of all, we got to stay under the canopy with them until the fireworks started & then were able to stay on the hill with them for those as well. You can check out their music here if you like:

Ramblin' Rangers

The fire department had the 'public' behind the yellow ribbon, off the hill, so I guess being allowed to stay qualifies us as 'privileged characters', lol! We've never been that close to fireworks in our lives! They were literally directly overhead. We could have lain on our backs & it would have been even better but it was damp, so we just slouched down in our chairs & looked straight up. I tried to get a few good shots, but capturing fireworks is still tough for me. Perhaps one of these days I'll get to take photography classes, that would be so cool. I've got a secret desire to be a photographer someday when I grow up!

Hope you all had a pleasant, safe day & that you got to enjoy a few fireworks too! God Bless America...



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