Monday Xmas Eve Bonfires Part II
Christmas eve, Monday 12-24-01 just before sunset below. We walked down the levee just after 5 pm, checking out the various bonfires that people built. Some were soaking their creations with diesel, others were playing and shooting fireworks. There was a live band playing outdoors on the side of river road, and two Mississippi river steamboat cruises came up the river from New Orleans with passengers to watch the bonfires and random fireworks shows along the levee from the river boats.
A nice log cabin about to become a bonfire.
Open house at the Gramercy Volunteer Fire Department. Beer, sodas, hot chocolate, funnel cakes, jambalaya, other refreshments, and music.
Shish-ka-bobs, shrimp or chicken on a stick, onion mums, catfish po-boys, and crawfish pies!
The colorful skyline just after 6 pm, bonfires are lit at 7 pm.
The Gramercy Volunteer Fire Department lighting their artwork.
A row of lit bonfires down the levee with fireworks whistling and exploding in the air.
The whistles of skyrockets, thousands of near and distant firecrackers all at once, crackling wood, the smell of smoke and gunpowder along with the assorted aromas of seasoned cajun food prepared along the river road make this a very sensual experience.
Heat has replaced the cold chill in the air.
In this image the top is caving in and then..........
It tumbled down the levee! What a great show!
Seasons Greetings to all!!! From: Bob & Bobby!
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