Monday, August 26, 2013

Truly HOT fun

My home town is a blip on a map and my state is a blip on the map for many (Iowa. Flyover Land.)

But one thing my home town has is the world's biggest fireworks show. Yep, the state's Pyrotechnic Association has its annual convention in Vinton, Iowa, my home town. And they set off a fireworks show that's free to the public (okay. $5 to sit in the grandstand. Not free, but damn close).

For almost 2 hours there is music, lights, heat, flame, noise, and FIREWORKS. It's hard to describe unless you've been there. I have never in my life seen fireworks like these. The grand champion winners of the association's show set off their best and their brightest. Friends of mine come from hundreds of miles away, stay at my house and we all go together. It truly is awesome.

If you're ever in Flyover Land at the end of August, make sure to pencil this in on your calendar. It's well worth the drive!


Margo Hoornstra said...

That's another plus for Summer weather. Fabulous activities with friends!

Jannine Gallant said...

I can't imagine 2 hours of fireworks. We get about 20 minutes on the 4th. Sounds impressive!

Alicia Dean said...

I bet that is a sight to behold! I would love to check it out some day. Thanks for sharing. :-)

Diane Burton said...

Wow! Two whole hours of fireworks. Must be impressive.

Leah St. James said...

Yeah, two hours?! Wow, I'm used to like 15 minutes! Does it get boring or old at all?