My friend Esther and I drove into Lake Havasu City this afternoon (Saturday), to secure a good viewing spot for the Western Pyrotechnics Convention and Fireworks Show. This annual event is worth the drive, and attracts thousands of people each year. Cars are bumper to bumper vying for the best parking spots, motor homes pull in days in advance and set up housekeeping in the vicinity.
The pre-show begins at dusk, and the main fireworks start at 8:00 p.m. The show gets over around nine, but it takes nearly an hour of crawling at a snail's pace in traffic to get back out onto the highway.