Though they now reside in the of glamorous banks of New Jersey, Nick and AJ first docked their boat in Queens -- The Rockaways to be specific. A few years ago we took the A train the farthest I'd ever taken it (to Beach 60th St) to celebrate their new aquatic purchase and our nation's independence. Though it was a pretty long trip, it was worth it.
The second we stepped on the dock I felt relaxed. Even though you could see the city in the distance and planes from JFK directly overhead, it felt a world away from the absurdity of New York on the 4th of July.
Instead of sweating on a stranger and dehydrating while standing for hours on end, we walked on the beach, kayaked, grilled, and even went fishing! It was a perfect day to celebrate 'Merica with friends.
Nick and AJ will be hosting again this year in NJ, but I'll be in Texas getting my Kaboom Town on.
What are you doing for the 4th?