July 4th proved out to be a great day. Activity and weather wise.
I show the above pictures because the clouds are very kool, at least I think so. And to prove how sunny it was this day. I am skipping a few exploring posts, for now to tell about the fourth before it becomes to late in the month.
With all the talk of banning personal fireworks around town, we thought it might be a more boring holiday. But with three kids, lots of fireworks, and a nervous dog, it was far from boring. Max was fine when he was with us, he just wanted to attack everything we blew up to protect us of course.
I was out early looking for a good spot to watch the towns firework show. And quickly decided Boulevard Park was not it. When I drove through the parking lot about 11 A.M. the park was already full and people were starting to set up tents. This park fills up fast. And if you can sneak your way up the rail road tracks towards Bellingham, fewer people are around. We decided to BBQ at home. And than took off for the festivities at Squalicum Park in the afternoon. Since most events in this town are packed and full of things to do, I was kind of surprised at how few booths and activities were at the park. Not that it isn't a beautiful park to enjoy any time of year.
I have a post already on this sight about roaming around the park. And another great one in the works. We had some time to roam around the paths and enjoy the sun.
The rocks are always fun to chill on or explore. Just stay off the jetty's. Especially in bad weather.
This man had a neat kite. He said that he has flown kites all around this great country, and this park is his favorite place to fly kites, by far!
You can just see the old city hall in the background.
Many people packed the park. While bands played. And an art show was held inside this main building. Some vendor tents wrapped around the park.
Don't forget to visit "Willy" down by the whale watching boats and restaurants.
Many people watch the fireworks from this park also. To many people. So we moved on. Ending up down by the Bellingham Cruise Terminal. As darkness rolled in, people shot off there own fireworks. And soon the empty fields looked like a battle field. Smoke of all colors, dancing with the slight wind.
It was still to early to enjoy the light show, so I roamed with Max and got some pictures.
Than we joined in to blow up some stuff!
Through the night, I learned again, how hard it is to take pictures of fireworks.
I have a lot to learn on this.
And gave up, to enjoy the show.
Blowing up things is great fun! It almost looks like her hair is on smoking in this picture.
From our view spot that night.
We did learn that it is much better to be in one of the parks. Although packed, there is a lot of effect being just under the light show. With the intense lights and noise. It diminished a lot from our view point. And many of the local explosions were kooler than the actual show. At least from where we were sitting.