Independence Day, The Fourth of July; Its always been my favorite holiday. Its always the most quintessential summer day. Work is closed, picnics, water balloon fights, a long day in the sun that feels like it goes by in an instant. All topped off with a glowing sky filled with fireworks that reduces even the most jaded of adults to making childish sounds of wonder.
This year my friends and I gathered at Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn for an all day picnic. We carried everything we needed from Reg's apartment nearby and found a nice shaded spot to call our own.
Sam and Remi brought patriotic brews.
I brought my brand new hula hoop Rich's sister made for me in blue and gold.
Sam, Remi, Kim and Rich.
Remi was showing off
This photo came from Lynn's camera when we all needed some sleep.
The sun started to set and it was almost time for fireworks.
But Reg was asleep in his apartment and we were locked out on his stoop! His neighbors threatened to call the police on us but we finally got into the building and were able to wake him up. In the meantime, I took a class picture.
A little late, but we made it to the rooftop in Chelsea to see the show.
All together again (these are actually my oldest friends from high school)! Reg still looks half asleep though.
Where the real fireworks are ;)