Tuesday, July 8, 2008

July 4th--a rainy day of waiting around on a pier

The 4th of July in the city is strange day. In order for us to get seats for the Macy's Fireworks show, we arrived at the pier on the East River at 2pm that afternoon! We all reserved our spots, and around 5pm the pier was blocked off so no one else could get on. It's pretty serious business! Here is our group hanging out at the end of the pier:



Around an hour before the fireworks, it started to pour down raining...thankfully Reece and some of the other guys had purchased HUGE tarps that were 30 ft X 10 ft. We had a few extra that we were even able to share with our fellow firework watchers. We created a big tent above our heads using the tarps and successfully kept ourselves dry...and had LOTS of fun in the process. Here are some shots of us enjoying it:
Reece holding the tarp up with an umbrella balanced on his head...
I married a pretty talented guy.



The rain can't get Eden and Heyward down!!


It was pretty stuffy in there, so we stuck our heads out. We realized that we looked pretty funny in the process.

Hope you all had a very happy 4th!!

5 comments:

Tim said...

That's fun y'all got to see the Macy's Fireworks. They looked amazing - I watched them on TV. Sounds like y'all are still having a great time. Tell everybody 'hi'.

Tim Casteel

Jen Q. said...

that looks like so much fun! Aaron and i still talk about how great the 4th was at Hampton Beach. It'll be tough to beat that one :)

Christina said...

Hey guys,
Boy do we miss you, but i am glad that you are having a good time and doing good work. See you when you get home.
- Christina

Kristin Stewart said...

That is hilarious! Not sure it compares to being in the parade at 12:01am in Gatlinburg though.... hmmm....

Amber Rose said...

so fun! love keeping up with you guys on here- praying for you and hope to see you sometime this fall! ttys!