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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fireworks aboard the Queen Mary

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!


  1. You are too adorable with your new bump! And I love your shirt :) Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  2. I am ever so bummed we didn't get to double with you two! It looks like y'all had a lot of fun! You look absolutely amazing! Especially with the baby bump! Love you!

  3. LOVE your baby bump...such an adorable mama you are! ;)

  4. I LOVE your pictures of all those gorgeous fireworks! Yours turned out WAY better than mine;)How far along are you? My husband and I are expecting our first in March so we're JUUUST starting out:)

  5. awesome photos!!! :)
    what a fun date/4th with just you and your hubs :)

  6. beautiful! wish we could've stayed!

  7. how beautiful! I love the pretty fireworks you captured on camera :) That was such a fun way to celebrate the 4th of July!

  8. Your bump looks fabulous! Love your photos too :)

  9. Becca- Congratulations! I was 30.5 weeks along on the 4th :)

  10. That looks like an awesome place to watch the fireworks, I'm going to have to look into that for next year! We watched the same show from Naval Base Coronado!


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