This year for the 4th of July, my friends Keith, Lara and I went up to my uncles condo in Ferndale on our way to Vancouver for the Women’s World Cup Final. We spend most of the day hanging out on the deck in the sun, listening to the massive booms going off every hour. Sandy Point is located on part of the Lummi Reservation, so laws pertaining to fireworks don’t apply here. It leads to some pretty spectacular shows later in the day.

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On the way up, my camera bag fell out of the car and broke the filter on my lens. Thank goodness it was only the filter!

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Mt Baker was absolutely gorgeous, as always.

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In the afternoon, we took a walk down to the beach. Keith and I wanted to go floating, but after wading in to our waists, we decided it was MUCH too cold (usual Puget Sound temps) and bailed out.

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At sunset, my cousin Amy and I took the kayaks out. Seriously, can these pictures even be real? This is my home?

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We had to hurry back to the condo so we could catch the fireworks show about to happen from the dock across the canal. All day we were trying to guess if they were actually going have a show this year. There was a remarkable lack of activity. But as the sun set, slowly boats started to move out of the area, and finally there were signs of life!

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It was like a professional show right in front of our faces. And from the sound of it, all the neighbors here are basically competing with each other for who can have the better show. Incredible! I’ll warn you now, I love fireworks. There’s a lot of pictures to follow.

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This was definitely one of the most exciting 4th’s I’ve had in awhile. Thank you so much to my aunt and uncle for letting us join your festivities and putting us up for the night. In the morning, we get an early start to Vancouver for the Women’s World Cup final. More on that next!

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