Our first 4th in Boston was a busy yet memorable one starting with the parade starting at City Hall, going past the Granary Burial Grounds and ending at Faneuil Hall.
These facial expressions crack me up
The previous day I was doing some scouting around the area to figure out spots to watch the fireworks and found some lovely summery scenes.
Back on the 4th after the morning parade I headed over to Castle Island (now connected to land) to see the USS Constitution (aka Ol' Ironsides) perform the 21-gun salute. The Constitution is the oldest commissioned naval vessel still afloat, originally launched in 1797.
After a chill afternoon we made our way into the massive crouds to see the fireworks along the Charles. We nearly gave up trying to find a spot with any breathing room but finally managed to find one for an incredible fireworks display.