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July 6, 2008

Fireworks on the 4th of July in Boston

As part of our Independence Day celebrating this year we took the kids down to see the fireworks on the Charles River in Boston. It was spectacular. I realized while I was there that I want to come back every year, because Boston has a great show and it's a great tradition for the kids.

Here's what the Boston 4th of July site said:

No one does fireworks quite like Boston; this year's will be the largest and most complex Boston Fourth of July pyrotechnic display to date. More than 20 thousand pounds of explosives will be used for the display, which will include the largest shells yet to be used - ten-inch diameter shells that will climb to 1500 feet - nearly one and a half times the height of the Hancock Tower. This year's fireworks have an international flair as well - devices are being imported from Portugal, Spain, China, Japan, and Italy.

The key to making this year more enjoyable was not going to the esplanade until late, around 9pm. We got a spot on a walking bridge a hundred or so yards back from the river which provided a nice view. When the show was over we weren't jammed up in the front and were able to make our way back to the train station without a ton of congestion, and got a seat on the train headed home.

Posted by mike at July 6, 2008 4:07 PM