Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Favorites: Boston Pops

Pic via cityprofile.com

Even though Boston isn’t a far drive from NY, I didn’t get a chance to visit until a few years after college graduation. Dan and I, along with a few friends, took a fun road trip up to Bean Town for the 4th of July to check out the celebrated Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular. Now in its 38th year, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is known as the premier Independence Day celebration in the nation. Each year, since its inception, hundreds of thousands of people come from all over the country to the banks of the Charles River to celebrate America’s birthday. And if you’ve ever seen the fireworks show on TV, you’ll know why. It really is simply amazing.

Since we knew we wouldn’t get a spot to actually see the Pops perform, we headed across the river to view the fireworks from Cambridge. (However, we did get to SEE the Pops in the lobby of our hotel. I may or may not have waved wildly at them.) My one tip is that if you do the same, plan to spend a few hours there as the line for the T is I-N-S-A-N-E after the show. We got back into Boston well after 2am. But that didn’t destroy the huge surge of patriotism I felt for being in such a historic city for our nation’s birthday. I probably would have draped myself in a flag if I could have wrestled one away from one of the revelers.

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