My Fourth of July this year was great. Did you know it is my favorite holiday?
I woke up yesterday earlier than normal so that I could go on an outdoor adventure with several friends up in the Hudson River Valley. We went on a leisurely hike out to some marshlands and then walked back the other direction to a nice waterfall. It was quite relaxing and it was nice to be with friends from New York in a non-New York setting.
In the afternoon we came back to the city and then prepared to watch fireworks at a friend's house that overlooks the river.
One thing that I haven't mentioned so far...yesterday was the hottest I've been in a long time. Do you know what it is like to take a cold shower for 20 minutes, step outside and then be sweating again immediately? Let me tell you - good times. I was grateful to be back at work today for the air conditioning alone.