Wednesday, July 28, 2010

What to do this Weekend: Fireworks in Vancouver

I know I haven't been posting much these days, but not due to lack of Good things to talk about. In fact, there's been so much Good that there hasn't been room for much else.

However, there's something so good that if I don't tell you about it, then this blog is pretty much worthless. So pay attention:

I you are ANYWHERE close to Vancouver, BC this Saturday you need to get in your car and drive. Even if you need to fly in it would be worth it. Why? Because the weather looks like it will be perfect for an evening of FIREWORKS over the bay in front of Vancouver. Every summer there is something in Vancouver called The Celebration of Light and countries compete to give all who care to watch the best show around.

This Saturday at 10pm is the final night. China (who first developed fireworks) is set to close out this, the 20th anniversary of the festival.

Picture yourself basking in the sun, by the ocean, with mountain in the distance, hundreds of boats in the harbor and delicious food in your belly. You're enjoying all the interesting people passing by, the elaborate picnics, the smells of food and the sound of languages from around the world. This is Vancouver on such a night as this Saturday.

Trust me, as one who was there last weekend, there is no better place to be (maybe anywhere) on a summer's night. I seriously, without question would be there again, but can't since I'm out of town for a friends wedding. I'm begging you, go there for me.