Saturday, July 5, 2008


When the 4th of July is on a weekend our tiny mountain town of about 5,000 swells to 70,000 for the celebration. Grand Lake has a reputation of having one of the best fireworks displays in the state.
Volunteers collect for about 3 weeks from willing citizens and visitors
The Fire Department and Police Dept. are ready.
Stores and flower boxes are gussied up.

Prime Fireworks Watching spots are taken

The Fireworks crew and Barges are ready to go.

And Red, White and Blue are everywhere


Anonymous said...

70,000? Wow! Looks like everyone had a nice celebration. Love the photo of the dog and the sculpture of the man and child in his arms.


Pat said...

Looks like you had a "blast" on the 4th, Judy! (I couldn't resist the!)

I hope you take a Circle Line boat ride to see the NYC waterfalls close up! I hope to do that before they are gone.

Yes -- NYC can get chilly by the water.....especailly in the fall!

Mary Ann said...

Judy, you are living the good life...what a fun 4th! I was so disturbed about the trees in your other post. Sad, sad, day. I foget that fires can be our friend. Take care.

Jan said...

Judy, I've been mostly absent from commenting, busy with my grandson. Looks like a great time, and I love that police car. Tell me they don't really use it for catching bad guys.