Mini Vacation and Fireworks 4th of July Week

Mom, Onyx, and I headed south to Arkansas on Thursday June 30th for a four day mini vacation…I had the week off and now wish I had spent a few extra days down in Hot Springs just relaxing a bit more and chilling out. We dropped Mom off in Fort Smith on the way down there so she could chill out for a few days as well. Onyx and I spent three days rockhunting with fellow rockhounds at a couple of quartz mines and visiting with a couple of mineral dealer friends as well….can see more of that story at my rocks blog site

 I also photographed the fireworks Saturday night from the condo I was renting on Lake Hamilton, with a few of my rockhound friends watching from the balcony with me as well. Last summer I photographed the Mountain Harbor Display on Lake Ouachita, and this year I got to photograph the Lake Hamilton show once again, last time was in 2010. This year`s show was at a little bit slower pace, but still a great show to watch and photograph….

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…yes it sure was a great show this year…great reflections and look at the crowd out there on the water in front of us.

We came home on Monday July 4th and got home in time to rest up a bit and I shot the Sullivan Fireworks Display, this year across I-44 from the Fairgrounds….


Sullivan`s display was nice too, just a little shorter than the one on Lake Hamilton….