Monday, July 4, 2011


Today, fireworks won out over museum field trips.  Yes, fireworks and fellow Gainesvillians.  Ok, just one fellow Gainesvillian, my friend Anu.  We met up earlier this evening to have dinner and go see the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show over the Hudson River.  Things did not go quite as planned, however.  We had a restaurant all picked out but failed to remember that today is in fact a holiday and thus may be closed.  Needless to say, it was.  So we started walking towards a fireworks viewing spot and eventually found a place it eat.  When we left, it was just in time for the fireworks show to begin but the police were not letting anyone past 9th Avenue, where the primo views were.  The problem was, 9th Ave is just east of the High Line, making said High Line in the line of sight for the fireworks.  Thus, Anu and I ended up standing right in the middle of 9th Ave to see the show - don't worry, there were a ton of other people standing in the middle of the road as well.  In any case, I discovered that the best way to photograph fireworks is using the burst mode on my camera which takes picture after picture as long as you are holding down the shutter button.  So if you flip through the photos I took - see the link below -it's as if you are watching them too!

From NYC fireworks

Today's mileage: 3.88 mi

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