7.05.2010

Front Row to Fireworks Finale: July 4 at Cantina Marina

Last night reminded me why I love living in Washington, DC. I met up with Blair and a few friends at Cantina Marina - a riverside bar and restaurant in Southwest DC that makes me feel like I'm back in Florida.  Sitting in the sun, we had margaritas, cold Miller Lights - in Nats bottles - and mini corn dogs. Nary a local ingredient, yet, perfect for the moment.
As the sun set, we could see the Washington Monument pop against the colors of the sky and we knew we were in for the perfect view of the always amazing fireworks show over the National Mall.
Pictures and video don't do it justice, but here's a quick video I shot of the finale so that you can get a sense of being there.

6 comments:

Nelle Somerville said...

Those are great seats! What a good idea. I love that bar.

Annette B said...

I watched the DC fireworks via PBS...I've never had an interest in braving the NYC crowds for a looksee at the fireworks over the Hudson...but I've just put the DC extravangaza on my bucket list. And its nice to know there's a spot to watch from the water. happy 4th!

Shari Sunday said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Shari Sunday said...

What a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

colleencarrigan said...

I met my very best friend who I grew up with in Florida (we've been friends since we were 5) at Cantina Marina just a few days earlier. We were remarking that it made us miss our old haunts. But for DC, it's not bad.

compsandcroissants.com said...

I met my very best friend who I grew up with in Florida (we've been friends since we were 5) at Cantina Marina just a few days earlier. We were remarking that it made us miss our old haunts. But for DC, it's not bad.