Saturday, July 07, 2007
Friday, July 06, 2007
Thursday, July 05, 2007
This is a view of the Big Arkansas River, that flows through Wichita. Notice the bike path on the left. Want to go for a ride? We can cross the bridge and come back on the other side. The river is a nice place for exercise and fresh air. It's common to see Wichitans walking, jogging or bicycling along the river bank.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Wichita had a rainy Independence Day, but the evening fireworks display went on. Here's a shot from a distance, taken after dark, from a parking garage rooftop, and through the rain. Imagine a loud boom, and you'll have the full effect. I love this holiday, the colors that light up the sky are beautiful (reds, blues, greens, pinks, white, gold, etc), especially at the grand finale when several are set off all together. Lots of loud booms, ewwwws & awwwwws from spectators & wide eyed children. Many turned out in spite of the rain, some with umbrellas, some without. This holiday comes once a year, always on July 4th, in commerative celebration of America's first Independence Day (July 4, 1776). We are still a young country, only about 231 years old.