Sunday, April 22, 2007

Thunder Over Louisville!

Before I moved to Kentucky, I had honestly never heard of Thunder Over Louisville. But if you live in Kentucky, it won't be long until you are fully informed. Thunder is an annual event that kicks of the two weeks of events for the Kentucky Derby. It lasts all day and is considered to be one of the top events to attend in North America. It starts with an airshow that includes more than 100 planes. The air show itself is said to be one of the top 5 in the country. It ends with a 30 minute firework show like you have never seen before. The Discovery Channel said that Thunder has the best fireworks show ever in the nation. It is the nation's largest annual fireworks event. When you see it, and hear it, you'll know why it is called Thunder. The sound is amazing! The fireworks are ignited from eight - 400 ft. barages. There are two shows that take place that are synchronized perfectly. All of this takes place right on the Ohio River.
Over 800,000 people view the show live while millions of others watch it on T.V. People travel from all over to attend. In fact, my brother surprised us when he and a couple of friends drove their motorcycles up from Florida to see Thunder live. Here are some pictures of the day.

Aren't these pictures beautiful?
"One Mile Waterfall." This picture doesn't do it justice, but these are fireworks falling from the bridge that literally makes it look like a waterfall of lightening. Very cool!
Ben took these last two pictures of Korey this morning right before he left to head back to Florida. It was a short visit, but we ejoyed having him here.


Ben said...

i had a feeling that a post on this weekend wouldn't be long in coming. see you tonight sweetheart.


Alicia said...

I've never heard of thunder over louisville but it looks amazing! Where did you see it from? Is it ridiculous to find seats? What a bonus that you got to see your brother too!

Kara said...

And I thought sparklers were a good time! This looked awsome!

Travis,Stephanie, Olivia & Alex said...

What awesome pics !!!

Chris said...

How did you take such great pictures??? You should be a professional photographer!!!

Kelly Glupker said...

We sat right near the bridge on the Ohio River. We had a great view. You have to get their fairly early in the day to get decent seating - not to mention parking. We were very fortunate in that Ben found a great parking spot and got us home in 15 minutes!!!

Not all of the pictures are mine. I stole a couple of them. I honestly don't think good pictures would be hard to take though if you have a decent camera. The entire sky is lit up so you are bound to get a good shot. Hopefully Ben will get some more gift cards to Circuit City for his birthday and we can get a new camera.

Jen said...

I don't know if you remember us - Steve & Jen Schuyler but when I saw your comment on Alicia's blog I had to see if you had posted more on your blog about Thunder over Louisville. We were there too! We went down for Paige Roiger's wedding and stayed for the festivities. You got some awesome pictures of the show. We loved the F-16's zooming overhead - the whole ground was shaking! We stopped by Churchill Downs that morning too. Louisville is a beautiful city!