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.
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.
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)