We had a great time at the fireworks and 4th of July celebration today!
We went around 4 pm, got a great spot right at our car:
We walked around a lot, visited the band they had playing:
They also had wagon rides:
There was so much to do. Lots of games and booths to visit. This year Disney radio was there with prizes and games for the kids. Funnel cakes and all sorts of food (I was good! Only ate what I brought).
This year it was me:
And Brandon and his girlfriend, Lisa:
We packed our chairs and 2 coolers full of yummy and healthy food and drinks. We talked, walked, danced and enjoyed ourselves until time for the fireworks.
The display is the largest in Northern Virginia. I've lived here my whole life and we never go anywhere else since we started going here about 5 years ago, it rivals the show in nearby Washington DC which we used to go to, although the entertainment and activities are much nicer in DC. Almost all of the show is like most places finales...it's literally almost non stop the entire time. The city uses it's own money, but for the last 5 years they have had an anonymous donor give a large sum of money that they use also, making it one of the biggest shows in the entire DC MD VA Metro area.
Tonights started right at 9:15, but after about 5 minutes, it abruptly stopped. All of a sudden, we saw the firetrucks racing towards where they are set off. We saw smoke and flames, but it quickly went out and after about 10 minutes the music and show restarted. I have no idea what happened, but whatever it was, it was over very quickly. I hope no one was hurt. We sit pretty close to where they are set off as you can see in the pics and videos...
Here are a few of the pics:
It was a very enjoyable day :-) I hope everyone else had a wonderful 4th!