July 4th is quite a big deal in the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed. It felt like we ran from event to event this weekend, yet there were so many other events for which we didn’t even have time. On Sunday, we went to the all-you-can-eat ice cream festival down on Penn’s Landing. The placed was packed with people and the proceeds went to charity.
On Monday, we went to the parade in front of Independence Hall. It was a ton of fun watching everyone go by, but it was super hot standing out in the sun. After retreating inside to cool down, we walked across the city to go to a friend’s Fourth of July barbeque. After that, we headed out to the JFK Parkway to watch the free concert and fireworks. The announcers said there were 100,000 people on the Parkway and I can believe it. The place was packed! I had a really great time listening to the music and then watching the fireworks. Getting home was a little tricky, though, as those 100,000 people all wanted to leave at once. We finally made it back and collapsed into bed after an extremely exhausting July 4th.