Sunday, April 22, 2007
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.
"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.
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