July 5, 2009

New Yorkers know how to celebrate

I hope everyone had a fantastic 4th of July! I had the good luck to be home the morning of the 4th and could join some friends to watch the Fort Thomas parade, have a mimosa and enjoy a very yummy brunch... all before the skies opened up over Cincinnati canceling most of the firework shows.
Not to worry, I wouldn't be able to make them anyways, I had a date with my commuting flight to New York that evening. My commute is normally a hard one (how do you fly space available when there are no spaces available???) but on the 4th it was wide open (because really, who wants to fly when you can be watching fireworks all night?!?).

When we made our initial approach into NYC, I scooted over close to the window. I love flying at night, I always have... I love when you get down below the clouds and see all the lights- the ground always looks pretty and sparkly.
When I looked out the window as we got through the clouds, it was like my sparkly happy world had exploded- miniature firework shows we going off all over the place. I know I saw hundreds of fireworks from way up above as we circled over Queens. I am sure that our lovely lady, Ms. Liberty was smiling last night as she watched all the people celebrating our country and our freedom.
Those New Yorkers sure know how to celebrate!

Now I am sitting Ready Reserve... at my airlines this is where we sit at the airport, in uniform, ready to go for 8 hours... in case we are needed. I hate ready reserves and always feel like I should be on the show "I'm a Celebrity, Get me outta here". I hope I fly today and soon!


Meekiyu said...

yessum those fireworks here in NYC are wonderful to watch! They even had smiley face fireworks last night!! =D

Hope you get to fly soon instead of waiting around ... =O

The Flying Pinto said...

I love night flying too...and that's one of my favorite memories...the year I saw all the mini firework shows from the air!! So, cool: )

The Novelista Barista said...

LOL yes this is true