Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks

The view of lower Manhattan from Hoboken, NJ
 We are fortunate to live near one of the greatest cities in the world - New York City.  The Macy's 4th of July Fireworks is a spectacular show and not to be missed. 
 The best way to travel on the holiday is public transportation.  A family adventure getting to and from the show with thousands of others with the same idea.
 Even the views from the train station were beautiful and the weather could not have been more perfect.
 We found the perfect spot, amidst hundreds of other excited folks, who traveled from near and far to celebrate Independence Day with the Macy's tradition of fireworks.
 The show lasted less than a half an hour, with fireworks being launched from six barges along the Hudson River.
 We had a lovely view of the Empire State Building dressed up in red, white and blue for the holiday.
 We couldn't listen to the music that accompanied the televised simulcast of the show, but no one cared, the sound of the fireworks exploding and then sizzling amongst the oohs and aahhs of the crowd was our soundtrack.

and where were the dogs???  Home safe where they belong on this loud holiday.

1 comment:

June said...

We got to catch them on tv after the great show down the shore once we got back to the shorehouse. Our dogs were unaffected, but also safe and sound back home!