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Beyond the dock of the bay

I enjoyed a breeze by the pool. I savored foie gras for dinner.
Then I watched fireworks with my family. I loved my July 4th weekend in Las Vegas.

Hello Sin City

We enjoyed a fantastic view of the Red Rock fireworks show near my cousin’s house. Neighbors decided to stage light shows of their own. Random explosives pierced the night sky on our walk back to the house. I must admit, I was little worried when I saw some of those fireworks fly sideways in the air.

Stoli Cocktail at Mix
We enjoyed a fantastic lightning show at the Mix Lounge inside Mandalay Bay. The summer rain storm cooled everybody off.

Wave Pool
Here’s our wave pool at Mandalay Bay.

My new Vegas buddies
Plus, I made friends in front of the Flamingo Hilton.

Big Bang

Digging things that go boom in SF. War Zone BBQ! on Twitpic
In between our wine tasting in Napa, we picked up some cute sparklers and bright lights. Several firework stands are fundraisers for non-profit groups, school sports programs and other good causes. It’s always a pleasure when I can help out and enjoy pretty lights.

Typically, I head down to Pier 39 in San Francisco. for the official July 4th show. I’m crammed in with hundreds of people and we watch the colorful lights disappear into the fog. Not great, but still memorable.

A totally different experience this year. After dark, people kicked-off an impromptu fireworks show. Wowa! It’s my first time watching people light up so many fireworks in the middle of the street.

Things That Go Boom from Kris Vera-Phillips on Vimeo.

Loud bangs and a rainbow of sparkles lighting up the sky.
Good times.