V Star Buffet and 4th July Fireworks

Ben decided to go for the 4th July Fireworks this year. He said at least we watched it once in our life time. We were surprised that there was only 10 to 15 minutes wait at the border crossing. We left home about 10:00AM to have a brunch at Happy Day Restaurant before we proceeded with our day trip.

We stopped at a few places to do some shopping and to pass time. We ended up having dinner at V Star Buffet. We wanted something substantial for the long wait and drive home.

Here are some of the buffet items. Seafood on ice.


Deep fried seafood.

Chinese dishes.

More Chinese dishes.

Here are some of our plates. The deep fried prawns were meaty. The crab were small, barely any meat.

A little bit of everything from the Chinese dishes section.

Nanzaro likes the deep fried wonton with cream cheese.

Another of my plate.

Ben’s plate.

Ben and I shared the above.

Hot and sour soup.

Nanzaro likes the Mongolian grill where he can pick his own ingredients. The Mongolian grill was tucked away in a quiet corner.

Fruits and pastries to end our meal.

Nanzaro had a couple servings of ice-cream.

The buffet is USD16.99 per person. Credit card is accepted here.

After dinner, we proceeded our journey to Gas Works Park. We parked across Dick’s Drive-In and walked to the Gas Works Park.

What a crowd.

The city skyline.

The barge where the fireworks are launched.

Live music.

We enjoyed the fireworks, especially the ending was spectacular. Here is an excerpt of it.

Nanzaro felt that this fireworks beat the Vancouver 150 celebration fireworks which he also attended.

Exiting the park was a bit chaotic as there were so many leaving at the same time. The walk back was also more strenuous as we were walking uphill. The side roads were all jam up. We waited for about 30 minutes in the car before we can move out from our parking stall. Once on the freeway, the drive was smooth. There was no line at all at the border crossing, close to 2:00AM.

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