Monday, July 19, 2010


On Saturday we drove up to Nago (about an hour away) to watch the largest fireworks display on Okinawa! Every summer, the Ocean Expo Park puts on a show lasting about 45 minutes with about 10,000 fireworks. It happens the Saturday before Marine Day, which is always on a Monday and last year fell on my birthday. We had decided to just found a place to park and watch the fireworks from the car. We didn't want to go early and pay to get into the park and then have to deal with the loud booms which frighten Grace. We saw a little spot along a sea wall with a lot of locals and after driving a little further and finding several roads had been blocked we turned around and went back to join the locals.

{Getting ready to watch the fireworks}

We saw a few fireworks and then they stopped and we got a little disappointed but everyone seemed to be staying so we stayed a little longer. Then we saw a few more across the ocean at a different location and then they stopped. Again, everyone was staying put. Then the real show happened! I guess we just got a little warm-up before the real show began.

This was by far the BEST display we have ever seen! I am sure it would have been a lot better if we were closer since we were not able to see some of the fountains because of buildings and trees between us and the show, but then Grace would not have enjoyed it near as well since we would have really heard all of the booms.

Here are a couple pictures of Grace enjoying the show. Her expressions are priceless!!!



Patty Patterson said...

Sounds like you had a good time. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope you remember to take pictures of your cake.

ens said...

i saw your new house in my reader but not on your blog - WEIRD! i definitely missed the post where you said you're headed next.. where is it?!

Heather said...

We saw fireworks when we were driving to Naha Saturday night and were wondering what they were for! My guess was for Marine Day and I was right. Yay! A point for me. :)

Patty Patterson said...

ens - I saw that, too. I think Heather probably has it scheduled to post at a later time as closing is today at 4:00 pm central time - or tomorrow at 6:00 am Okinawa time.


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