Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Labor Day Fireworks!

Steve and I went to Knoxville on Labor Day to see the Boomsday Fireworks. For those of you who don't know what Boomsday is, it is a huge three day festival held in Knoxville, Tennessee every Labor Day weekend on the waterfront in downtown Knoxville. It is a free event that brings thousands of people to Knoxville’s Volunteer Landing (near the University of Tennessee campus) and Neyland Drive for food, live music, has a play area for kids, and the biggest Labor Day weekend fireworks show on the last night. In addition to watching the wonderful fireworks show, those who attend can also hear the show choreographed to patriotic and contemporary music on radio.

This was my first time hearing and experiencing the fireworks with two CI ears. I could hear the music playing on the radio that the family next to us had with them. I also noticed an "extra" sound during the fireworks show, which I'm assuming that I'm hearing with the little residual hearing that I have left. If I had turned off my CI's, I probably would have heard the fireworks as "clicking" sounds in my ears. And felt them, too.

The fireworks were great! And fun! Enjoy the pictures!


suddensilence said...

What gorgeous photos! And congratulations on hearing the fireworks with two CI's...that is awesome! :)

~ Wendi

Shari/"Whiger" said...

Very cool pictures. My camera would just have been white blots.

I LOVE fireworks. They actually snap, crackle, and pop at times. Sometimes the real "boomers" make me jump.

Your first itme with bilateral CIs? I was just thinking that July 4 is a long way off. My reborn ear will be almost a year old by then. And, probably in top-notch shape to hear with. :)

Abbie said...

Beautiful pictures Laurie! :)

Lauren said...

Laurie - Thanks so much for stopping off at my blog and leaving a comment! It was great to hear from you, and then to come over here and see what is going on in your life. Congratulations on hearing Boomsday in all its glory for the first time! - Lauren