Unalaska Fire/EMS spent the evening of the 4th on fire and EMS watch. In the process of blocking the road to thru traffic during the fireworks, we also had a great vantage point to watch the festivities. Earlier in the day I drove the ambulance in the parade but forgot my camera. I'm sure there are plenty of photos from the parade and activities on all the other blogs though! It was about 11:30 PM when I took this photo - still plenty of summer light, even though the days are slowly getting shorter.
Captain Sandness had plenty to keep an eye on as the size and number of beach bonfires grew, parachute flares floated into the housing areas, and some sort of Japanese lantern with a fire for lift tumbled like a tumbleweed down 6th Avenue.
Scott is taking a break from flying to spend the summer on the island. He is a fantastic EMT, and we're glad he's running with us again for a few months.
As always, the fireworks became more vibrant (and easier to photograph) as the night got darker. When the fireworks started at midnight, it wasn't really dark enough . . .
But by the time they wrapped up, the lighting was perfect! It was amazing to have great weather for the 4th, usually there is lots of low lying fog this time of year. All in all a wonderful day!
In other news, my precious Goldfish flew off the island for a three week vacation on July 2nd. I spoke with her today and she was on a road trip with her Mom and friends to Dawson City. She also took Chico with her so the house is super quiet, and the foxes are getting mighty bold without Chico to maintain the boundary. Come home safe sweetie!
Cody's a Brian's European Vacation 2015
So, It's been a LONG time since I posted So this is just the First
Installment of at least a Three Parter over me and my Kid's trip to Europe.
As to why it ...