Coney Island, July 4th

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July 4th, 2011

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays.  “Summer in the city…”

It is also the day that I kick back and see the world in a different way.  It’s a day I seriously “people watch” as you will find many wonderful things going on all around you.

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July 4th, 2011

Children acting without a care in the world-just relishing the  joy of being a child. Families laughing, playing games, having picnics together.  It is also a day for hot dog lovers. Enter Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island.

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July 4th, 2011

In 2011 on July 4th, I braved the beaches and crowds of Coney Island.  Little did I know what lie ahead.  I parked myself on a bench and watched through my camera lens. Fascinating. But then again, people watching always is….I then ventured down to the waters edge.  And walked toward the main beach.  As I got closer and closer, the density of sun worshipers increased.  It seriously reminded me of being on the 6 train during rush hour.

Children and adults alike, did not seemed phased one bit.  Instead they were having a heck of a time rubbing suntan lotion on loved ones, digging holes and building sandcastles. Exactly what one does when at the beach.

Tomorrow, I will probably find myself back at Coney Island once again.  Why not?  It’s how we celebrate July 4th,  New York City Style!

Have a Happy!

Until next time.

-adventure is life, live it®


(Story originally published July 2012)

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