(Carson City, NV) Hi 93 Lo 59 -- Last night's city fireworks show ended up being more than we bargained for. They were launched across the grass field behind us. The show started a little after 9pm, and everyone in our park was gathered at the fence to watch. Early in the show we noticed a few sparks were starting to fall to the ground and it wasn't long before a fire started. And it started growing... and growing!
Jim got this shot just as the sky was lit up by the fireworks, taken just behind our rig.
All this was going on about 200 yards away.
Unbelievably, they didn't stop the show. It was beautiful.
As the fireworks continued to explode above us, fire trucks started to show up.
Here you can see the fire below and fireworks above.
All of us RV'ers were joking about our insurance being caught up, and how rich we'd all be after all the lawsuits. But in actuality we weren't really too worried. A whole bunch of fire trucks arrived and the firefighters got it out pretty quickly. They stayed for quite a while to make sure no hot spots flared up. That sure made for a memorable 4th of July! The incident even made the 11:00 news on the Reno TV station.
Today we went to Linda and George’s for the afternoon. We watched the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. We'd always wanted to see it, and it was pretty good. Afterward the guys went out to get some sub sandwiches, and we were going to watch the NASCAR race from Daytona. But it was rained out and will be run tomorrow morning. We finally called it a night and came home.
See you tomorrow.