Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Snapshots of Coast Guard Festival

Visiting the horse that showed us where to park. We learned years ago that it is better to pay the $5 and ride the trolley in than to try to deal with parking and traffic downtown Grand Haven.

Trolley ride to the shore

"Mom, look, I can stick my head out the window!"

Now that's a big ship

Last time we toured the big ships, Aaron was scared of all the steep steps,. This time he navigated them like a pro.

Going up

Going down

Wow, we're up high

Navigating the ship

After the big ships, it's time to find ways to use up 4 hours until fireworks. Steve's attempt at teaching the boys the two person somersault.

Not too successful :(

Reading a new comic book while waiting (and watching the crowds grow REALLY BIG)

Finally the fireworks are about to start.

They were way better than any 4th of July display we've ever seen and may even have given Disney World a run for their money.

And Aaron even watched a few after after his usual hiding fit

Trolley back to the car. notice all of the buses lined up to take people back.

The boys were excited to sit in the front with the driver.

Despite the biggest crowd of people we have ever maneuvered with the kids, we had a great time and look forward to it again next year.

1 comment:

bethn said...

Looks like a great day! My boys still talk about the big ships last time we were there.