Well, that was not 100% true. On the first night we did join our fellow Alfa owners' group, sitting around our fire just outside our rig. We could see the fireworks, but they were pretty far away and we could not see any of the ground works.
Friday and Saturday nights, we drove to the upper edge of the RV parking area and had a much better view.
Craig shot about 1400 images on those two nights, using a tripod and a rapid fire setting. He deleted more than a thousand of them. I had a hard time picking out a few of the images of fireworks that I don't think I ever saw before.
The Winter Blast is all about the fireworks, and not much more. We were on our own as far as activities during the day. As I mentioned in my last post, we did go to town and took one hike. The other days we were just lazy and relaxed around the coach, reading and playing with computer stuff.
We also bought the three night meal tickets for $25 per person. The food was pretty good considering the cost. It was made and served by locals and we ate at tables outside. It was nice to not have to cook for a few nights!
The fireworks were very special. From what I understand, different vendors and manufacturers of fireworks take turns setting up their shows, and trying out some of their newest products. Each night, they started before dark and continued well past 10 PM. We watched until we were too cold and a bit tired, went back to our Alfa, and listened to the booms for some time after.
We made reservations last November on the advice of one of our Alfa Facebook friends. Good thing, because the RV parking sold out. We were given information about reserving a space for 2019 when we checked in! We heard that many of the spots along the top rim have been reserved by the same people for years. We noticed many large groups of people having get-togethers up there. There was plenty of room for everyone to set up front row chairs along the walls.
|[From Craig] Is that an alien observer in the upper right?|
I am posting this from the Leisure Coachworks (formerly Alfateers) parking area. We have met other Alfa owners who are also parked here to get work done. Looks like it will be a congenial group.
As almost always among RVers!