The boys and I went to the 2007 Westchester County New York Independence Day Celebration at the Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. We took the train, which was a great idea I got from my sister-in-law, but we should have a taken a later train. We arrived at Valhalla station at about 7:00 and went immediatly to the pizza place across the Taconic State Parkway. After we ate, we headed over to the plaza, a five minute walk.
We went looking for a place to plant ourselves in the sea of people that were in the field closest to the dam. After a short maze like walk through there, I realized that there was no room for more.
We went all the way to the back of that sea of people, and behind the first row of cars. There was a green way full of people there. We found a space between a Honda and a Volkswagen and settled in.
About 20 minutes later, with a lot of light left in the day, I figured we were too close to the noise (for the boys), and the view was too limited by the cars. The boys agreed, so we packed up an went waaaay back, until we found some open lawn. We parked there on the neat sheet and began our long wait until the fireworks start at about 21:15.
The long walk, the long wait, and the slight chill were all worth it though. The show was great, and the boys loved it.
I got some nice pictures. Click through the for a few more on zooomr:
And here is my video of the finale: