Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Manhattan Beach Fireworks

Manhattan Beach's annual fireworks celebration was on Sunday, December 14. We had never attended this event before, and since GG's girly girls, Sophia, Bella and Gabby, live in Manhattan Beach, we thought we would check it out. We swung by Allison's house to pick her up and the girly girls. We started our short drive to the beach. Parking in Manhattan Beach is an absolute nightmare. So on our way there, all I could think about was where were we going to park. As we got into into the thick of the traffic and parking issues, I started to freak out. We drove around a few times, and had no luck in finding a parking spot. We were two blocks from the festivities when we noticed a Bank of America. We needed to get cash, so we turned left to go to the bank, and guess what? A car was just leaving a metered space, right outside of the bank......two blocks from the festivities! ROCK STAR PARKING! After we put our blankets down and got settled, we wondered around the different activities going on - bake sale, Santa and his sleigh, snow field for the kids to play. As we started to walk back to our blankets, I noticed the most amazing sunset. I had to stop and take a few moments to take it all in. It was one of the most prettiest sunsets I had ever seen. After I snapped I few photographs, we all made it back to our blankets and hung for an hour. The fireworks finally started at 6:00. GG was so excited watching the fireworks that she just belting out singing Jingle Bells. She was so happy, I was so happy, we were all so happy! After the fireworks, we ran to our car and missed all the traffic. Everything worked out perfectly and we all had a fantastic time.

Manhattan Beach Pier at Sunset


Playing around while waiting for the fireworks

GG and Sophia

GG and Gabby

GG loving on Gabby

Allison and Bella

Allison and I

The crew anxiously awaiting the fireworks



Kerri said...

Hey - send me your email (mine is on my blogger blog) and I'll send you the password. Yay Mayan Families!!!

La Familia Garcia said...

That story and those sunset pictures sound too perfect to be true....really especially the parking. WOW!