I hope you all had a lovely Independence Day weekend! We love the Fourth of July and all that it stands for, and we had a fantastic time celebrating the holiday. This year, we sent it out with a bang by watching fireworks aboard the Queen Mary -- a former luxury oceanliner that saw combat during WWII and now lives in Long Beach Harbor.
|Of course, we were ON the Queen Mary, so our view didn't include the actual boat. This picture is from their website.|
We arrived at the Queen Mary late in the afternoon and spent the first couple hours exploring the inside of the ship. The engine room was probably our favorite, minus how hot it was inside. I can't even begin to imagine how unbearable the heat must have been when the ship was actually running!
Then, we walked along the outer decks for awhile, taking in views of the harbor and enjoying old war relics along the way.
When the light started to fade, we snagged a prime spot for the fireworks show and waited as the sun went down. Luckily, the ship had a live DJ for the event so we spent that "waiting" time dancing to fun music.
As it got darker, more and more yachts and boats made their way into the harbor and got into position to watch the fireworks. Now that would be a party!
At last, the fireworks began! I love watching fireworks over the water because it's like you get double the fireworks with their reflections -- so pretty.
The fireworks were synced to patriotic music on the ship and the show was fantastic. It was such a great date and the perfect final 4th as a couple!