Monday, September 01, 2008

Right Place, Right Time

We didn't realize it when we went to Lake Chautauqua this Labor Day weekend that there would be an amazing event. It was called "Light the Lakes" and it involved fireworks being fired off from seven different locations around the lake to preplanned music played by a local radio station. But what made it even more amazing was that the people and businesses around the lake would also light flares so that the entire lake would be ringed in light (they called it the "Ring of Fire"). But to top it all off, the International Space Station was flying over the area at that exact time and the radio station DJs talked to the crew! They said they could see all the lights of Buffalo and surrounding area and we're pretty sure they said they could see the lake as well, but there were so many people yelling and clapping about the interview that even on the water, you couldn't quite hear it! It was amazing whether they saw the lake or not just to have them flying over while it was all going on.I will admit that we were feeling a bit guilty about enjoying all this when there were so many people fleeing NOLA and the gulf coast as Hurricane Gustav threatened their lives and homes. We hope and pray that they are safe and will be able to return to their homes very soon.

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