Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Fireworks July 3, 2007

This is a compilation of fireworks at the lakefront. I used the point and hope-for-the-best method of photography. Gary and Kathy invited us to share their view of the fireworks. They stake out a location and put a screen tent up early in the day. Matthew picked Cassie up after the West Allis Awards breakfast and they spent the day between his family's screen tent and Summerfest. Larry and I napped and met them after supper. It started raining with lightening about 1/2 an hour before the anticipated start of the event and then kept up the off and on light rain for the balance of the evening.
There was not as large a crowd as I remember in the past.... It might have been the weather or, just maybe the spot Gary staked out of prime viewing realestate made it seem that way.
The fireworks came from the North of the War Memorial, the South of the War Memorial and from the top of the old First Wisconsin building. We had 270° of excitement.
We walked in from the McArthur square parking lot to make sure we avoid gridlock. There was very little of that because the police kept everything running smoothly.
We all slept well last night.

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