Friday, July 29, 2011

Indepence Day!

This year we had no advance plans for Independence Day. Many towns had fireworks over the weekend and not on Monday the 4th. We decided to check out the scene for fireworks at Peekskill's Riverfront Green. The riverfront is only a ten minute car trip. We drove over in the morning to check out the parking and find out some more details. The boys are always up for a playground visit. They like the playground at the Riverfront and call it the groundmaker. The name originated from a tunnel slide that quickly delivers them to the squishy rubber ground.

After we checked out the site and got tired of the heat we decided to check out the Peekskill Brewery for Lunch.  They offer a nice beer selection but we did not partake since it was pretty early in the day. The food was very good but a wee bit pricey. Josh did not like the delicious mac and cheese that he got with his hot dog. Brett loved his salad and I liked my burger.

Josh was pretty flushed from the playground...


Jacob went away to planet Jacob as he played with the bamboo placemat...

  
Here is the cute menu board...


After lunch we went home to let the boys cool off in their new pool with a built in slide.  It may not look like much to you or I but they pick up some serious speed going down the wet slide and they don't tire of it!


When we arrived at the Riverfront in the evening we were pleasantly surprised to hear a band playing on a transportable stage. There was a very diverse and laid back crowd and plenty of space for us to get comfortable while we waited for sundown.


The boys we psyched for fireworks and loved hearing the live music.


Joshua had to share one of his silly faces...


I love this shot of my three guys chilaxin!


There is something that is so intrinsically patriotic about a fireworks event on the fourth of July. This big billowing flag in the background with classic American rock playing live definitely played a role.


As the sun began to set, with the lovely Hudson River in the forefront, the anticipation rose to a climax...

 
After a wait on a pretty big line we had some ice cream from Mr. Softee to keep the boys busy, they were just one of the many food vendors set up along the town side of the park.

Vanilla with cherry hard dip, yummo....


Chocolate with sprinkles...


We whipped out the glowing patriotic toys...


Jacob was swinging so wildly that his flag quickly popped off of his glow stick...

 

Joshua's glow stick was a dud so Brett scored this sword for a pretty penny from a walking salesperson...

 

And finally the fireworks finally began! The show was really phenomenal...

 

These were like glitter...


Here is a video clip of the intense finale...

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