A Bostonian Fourth
 

I spent my Fourth of July in Boston for the first time. I absolutely loved it.

My Fourth of July attire: a blue dress, flag scarf, blue sunglasses and a white sun hat { which I bought on the fly at Primark }.

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Photo Jul 04, 9 05 29 AM

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I spent my morning watching the Declaration of Independence being read at the Old State House. It was a bit confusing about when it was going to start because one tweet I had seen said it was going to begin at 10:00 AM. Another tweet said 9:40 AM. I was planning on being at the old State House by 9:45 AM, but freaked out the morning of when I realized it was supposed to be 9:40 AM. Fortunately, the reading did not happen until 10:00 AM - like I had originally planned.

It was really cool to hear the Declaration of Independence being read. I thought someone was going to dress up as though it was 1776, but that was not the case. There was a mini parade before and after the reading. There was also another reading at the Old North Church, but I did not attend that one.

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Photo Jul 04, 9 40 51 AM

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https://youtu.be/QbkqvT4T0qQ

After the reading, I sat at the Public Gardens for a while, enjoying the nice weather in the shade. I needed to kill some time until it was time to get a late lunch. For lunch, I ate at Yankee Lobster Company. I think YLC has the best lobster rolls in Boston. I've had a few, but I've never been disappointed at YLC.

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After chowing down on a delicious lobster roll, I made my way to Cambridge, to stake out a spot for the fireworks. The MIT/Harvard bridge was going to close at 4 PM to pedestrians and vehicles. I ended up arriving at 2:45 / 3:00 PM and staked out a prime spot for the fireworks. The Fourth of July is my favorite holiday, so I needed a prime spot for those fireworks.

The skyline was absolutely gorgeous. I couldn't believe the sunset and the way the skyline looked at night.

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Before the show began, there was a fly over during the National Anthem. This always gives me goosebumps.

https://youtu.be/AF8_42-jRUU

The fireworks show was phenomenal. I absolutely loved it and keep replaying the videos I captured on my phone. I have already made my plans for next year. I will be bringing a cooler with lots of drinks, snacks, a lawn chair AND a person. I went solo and read a lot, but having another person would make everything better.

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https://youtu.be/kyep0sPb6zY

How did you spend the Fourth? Did you enjoy the fireworks in your town?