Some musings and then some photos.
My college friend Paul is coming up for a few days. We met on the first day of freshman orientation at Penn State on 20 September 1968 and have been friends ever since. I considered taking him to the fireworks in Boston. But, after checking the security measures, measures that can only be described as draconian, decided against even trying. The Mass Ave and Longfellow Bridges will be completely closed at 4 PM. That would make it difficult to park at our house in Cambridge and walk into Boston. I always watched the fireworks from the top of the Mass Ave Bridge and have no desire to change that. So, rather than going into the city we are going to Gloucester for a whale watch. That is something I've never done. The boat will leave from Gloucester Harbor. It is irrelevant (for me) whether we see whales or not. I want to get the shots of Gloucester, where we made the long retreat over 15 years ago. Afterwards we will figure out the rest though a drop-in at the retreat house in indicated.
I've always enjoyed July 4 in Boston but the experience is not going to be the same since Joker and his dead bro detonated their bombs.