Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday -#4- Fourth of July Style!

So I know that it's now Tuesday but as I am so into holidays I couldn't pass this Friend Makin' Monday up!

What are you doing this July 4th?

I am heading up to South Lake Tahoe where I'll be helping my mom and my dad pack up the house where my dad is still currently living so the renters can move in come the following Monday.

On the evening of the 4th, we'll head on down to the lake to watch the spectacular explosion of fireworks.

What is your favorite dish to pass when attending a 4th of July party or summer barbecue?

Last year was the first Fourth of July barbecue I'd ever been to and I havn't been to many other barbecues either (as much as I love them!) So I really don't have a favorite dish that I bring.

Do you have any July 4th traditions?

Every year I've watched fireworks. Years ago I even went to the extreme of making my mom drive out and sit on the side of the freeway just so we could watch some.

The past 4 years though (this will be the 5th) we've watched fireworks on Lake Tahoe. It is the biggest fireworks display on the west coast that lasts about 30 minutes and is orchestrated to music on the local radio station. It's incredible! It's been recognized in sunset magazine(along with many others, in newspapers across the country and all over the internet as one of the top 5 fireworks displays in the country. Thousands of people come (it, along with New Years are the two biggest and most crowded days in South Lake Tahoe.)

Share your favorite July 4th picture.

Along with my stolen camera were all my Fourth of July pictures from numerous past years including the entire set of pictures I took of the fireworks last Fourth of July for my digital photography class. I luckily saved a couple on a USB that I still have.

These are a few pictures from July 4th, 2008 that I took over Lake Tahoe.
(The boat in the pictures is the Tahoe Queen.)


Kristen Marie said...

Ahh, i love Lake Tahoe! firework photos, gorgeous!! enjoy the sunshine!!

Divaeva said...

wow - those are some amazing firework pictures! I can see why they are some of your favs! Have a fantastic 4th my friend! :)

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Wow! Gorgeous photos!

Funny I should happen upon yourpost today. It has been a very long time since I was in South Lake Tahoe. And then I went just this last weekend to a writer's retreat. Our host told us how the 4th of July is just crazy with people.

Hope you have a Happy 4th!

Stopping by from SITS - you commented above me.

- Margaret

Cynthia said...

Love your fireworks photos. I look forward to seeing the ones you get this year.