Day 180 - 4th Magic.
Day 180 - You guys! It's Monday! Super!!! Awesome!!! I love Monday!!!
Really? Nope. Yuck. I hate positive mumbo jumbo and Mondays. Who likes Mondays? Geeze. I hauled myself out of bed this morning, only to find I wanted to crawl right back to Friday. The bright spot of the morning was when I realized the upcoming weekend is a holiday. Fourth of July is right around the corner. Oh, how I love celebrating the birth of the good, old U.S.A.
When I was in my mid twenties, I had nothing but smooth unwrinkled skin, a totally oblivious sense to danger and some extra cash. So, I took a trip with great friends to New York City over the 4th of July weekend. My friend lived in amazing part of Manhattan called Hells Kitchen in a fabulous rent controlled apartment. It was in smack dab in the middle of everything.
After a long flight, we arrived at her apartment, and was greeted with a dreamy list of "things to do on July 4th weekend" and homemade rhubarb crumble. The list was ambitious and the crumble fabulous. What I, however, remember the most about that weekend was we checked everything off that very long list. This included taking the Q train to the one and only Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest on Coney Island and watching the fireworks on a boat on the Hudson river.
It was a blast-it-out, crazy, amazing weekend that will forever go down in my history book as one of the best 4th of July weekends ever. What is it about 4th of July that provides such magic? Reminiscing today forced me to sit down and make a list of how I would like to celebrate this 4th of July. Today's project is to create a non-stop fun 4th of July checklist. Where will you go? What will you eat? What will you see?
I need to get back to dreaming about Jr.'s cheesecake and adding new places to watch fireworks on my checklist. Let me know where you are headed this 4th of July and how the 4th creates magic for you. See you tomorrow great Americans!