Independence Day: Lake Tahoe Style

The Lights on the Lake Fireworks extravaganza, here in South Lake Tahoe, is ranked in the top ten in the nation. Tonight's spectacle earned all the accolades and recognition it can get. Wow.

For our fifth 4th of July here, we accepted the gracious invitation extended by Steve and Cyndi to join them on their sailboat. We met there at 5 PM (and wouldn't return back to the dock until after midnight).
The Steves!
There is no way to truly capture the amazing blue of Lake Tahoe, but this comes pretty close.
Our hosts extraordinaire- Steve & Cyndi.
We sailed, then anchored, right by the fireworks barge. We've never had 'front row seats' to a fireworks show before.


To be on the Lake to witness the sunset was magical!

This truly was the best spot for the best show... ever!
I took 258 photos of tonight. It was difficult to edit down to just a few. I am my most child-like when fireworks are occurring.



Fireworks had for her a direct and magical appeal. Their attraction was more complex than that of any other form of art. They had pattern and sequence, color and sound, brilliance and mobility; they had suspense, surprise, and a faint hint of danger; above all, they had the supreme quality of transience, which puts the keenest edge on beauty and makes it touch some spring in the heart which more enduring excellences cannot reach. ~Jan Struther







"The United States is the only country with a known birthday.
All the rest began, they know not when,
and grew into power, they know not how....
There is no Republican, no Democrat, on the Fourth of July
— all are Americans."
~James Gillespie Blaine

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3 comments:

Karen Booth said...

258 photos! That's "Karen excessive level". I loved them all. I'm sure being surrounded by water reflections made it super cool. I can't imagine how many times I would have had to pee being on a boat drinking for seven hours :)

Nick and Deb's Excellent Adventure said...

wow, looks like it was an amazing day! Wish we were there! Missing you both.

Aquí Ahí Allá said...

Happy 4th! It looks as fun as ever there! Eric saw fireworks from our bedroom window!
And for me... fireworks on Bastille Day (July 14th), from a medieval wall in Carcassonne!

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