For years we have been hearing about Winter Blast in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and people kept telling us it was a can’t miss event. Every year members of the Western Pyrotechnic Association come to town for a week of seminars, demonstrations and to put on world class fireworks displays.
Our friends Tom and Barbara Westerfield have a daughter and niece who are professional pyros who come here every year, so we decided that since we were in the area we’d check it out.
The show is held at Sara Park, a couple of miles south of town, and we got there about 5:30 and got our seats. Here is a picture our pal Judy Rinehimer took of (L-R) Tom, Barbara, Terry, me, Barbara’s mom Pat, Tom’s niece Denise, and Tom and Barb’s daughter Jennie.
Pat’s a sweet lady and a lot of fun. She’s 92 and helps the girls wire the rocket launchers for their displays! I was tempted to kidnap her and take her on the road with us but I know I’d never be able to keep up with her.
There were a few skyrockets and bangers going off now and then but the actual show kicked off a little after 7 p.m. and there is no other way to describe it than awesome. For the next couple of hours they painted the sky with fire. I have seen a lot of fireworks displays in my time but never anything like this.
Terry and I took so many pictures that there is no way to post more than a sampling of them here, and they do not do justice to the show.
The show goes on through Sunday evening and we were thinking about hanging around for a few days, but our house batteries are not holding a charge very well and it’s pretty hot so we will probably head back to Yuma today or tomorrow. If our Winnebago were equipped for boondocking like our bus conversion was, with solar panels and all, than we might stay longer. We’ve done a lot of dry camping in the past, but it has lost its appeal for both of us and I still have to wrap up the new issue of the paper. I’d prefer to do it plugged in with full hookups.
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Thought For The Day – A new study has found that women with large backsides live longer than men who mention it.