|Fireworks went off from four barges along the Hudson. We had front-row seats on our balcony of this and the four other shows going on in the distance in Jersey.|
|The day began with a trip to Wall Street.|
|Where we visited Federal Hall, the site where George Washington was inaugurated.|
|The Bible used by George Washington to take his oath of office. |
Coolest thing I saw all day.
|The railing pictured was that on the balcony on which GW took the oath.|
|This was the stone from the balcony on which GW stood to take the oath. The actual hall was taken down|
to make way for a Customs house early-mid nineteenth century - a real pity.
|Best homeless person poster. Ever. In case you can't read it, it says, "Don't worry about me[,] pray for Tom Cruise[.]"|
(Yes, I just edited the grammar of a homeless person...)
|Crowds at Nathan's - the blue competition table on which the hot dogs lie (and the buns which were|
dipped into water to make them go down more easily) is just behind the basketball hoop.
|In the early evening, we visited the 9.11 memorial and paid tribute to those who had fallen.|
|Ended by fireworks from the balcony. These were pretty cool.|