What a wonderful way to celebrate America's Birthday!
Pictures from the patio behind Ailey. We like to sit out here during our breaks - The windows look into two different dance studios. It's fun to watch them : ]
This weekend, our boyfriends came to visit us. I haven't seen Dana since he brought us down two and a half weeks ago. I was definitely in need of some boyfriend time. And I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.
We came back to our sweltering apartment, played cards, laughed, took pictures and had a wonderful time just relaxing together.
We kept passing around these funny glasses. You look good babe!
On Sunday, we went to Central Park for a picnic. It was so wonderful, however very, very hot and sweaty. Once we put the sheet down in the shade and laid down though, it was pretty comfortable.
Statue in front of Central Park
In front of Trump International Hotel & Tower
[We don't know these people, I was just creeping!]
We spent about three hours at the park just relaxing and left to come back to NJ for the fireworks later that night. The walk back to The Port Authority was long and hot. I could tell that we were all exhausted. Once we got back we all went straight for the air conditioned bedroom and took naps. We wanted to be fully rested for the wonderful Fourth of July fireworks on the Hudson River.
But they were more than wonderful.
We walked down to the river around 8:30 [only about five blocks from our apartment]. We were very grateful that we didn't have to go into Manhattan to see them, and honestly, I think we might have had the best view. No obstructing buildings or trees in the way.
They were simply beautiful. They were by far the best fireworks that I've ever seen. As they should be. They were in New York City.
I took a few still shots, but felt that I couldn't capture the enormous sparks of light without filming some of the 45 minute show. So I did.
[Empire State Building decorated in Red, White & Blue]
Today we are just hanging around. Doing laundry. Blogging. And watching movies.
Four more weeks.