Friday, July 03, 2009

Bushkill Falls, First Friday in Bethlehem, and Coplay Fireworks

Today was a fun filled start to the Fourth of July weekend. It was a pleasant afternoon to visit Bushkill Falls in the Poconos. A slight drizzle kept the crowds away but wasn't heavy enough to make hiking too difficult.

Bushkill Falls is 100 feet high.

Main falls plunging into the creek below

View from the bottom of the falls

Bushkill Creek winds through the Poconos.

A refreshing stream

Later that evening I headed out to Bethlehem's First Friday. Highlights included Ryan Hulvat's Photo Documentary Project Launch. Ryan is teaching photojournalism and job skills to disadvantaged youth. Salma Arastu was also in town with a gallery showing and a new book.

Then, in the evening, I watched the Coplay Fireworks in my neighborhood. Coplay has one of the best local firework displays around, and it's a treat to be able to walk there.

Coplay Fireworks 2009

2 Comments:

At 1:33 PM, Blogger Racn4acure said...

Can't ask for much more than that - a nice hike, a gorgeous waterfall, a evening at interesting programs, and fireworks. I'd call that a pretty good day!

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Anne said...

Thanks Art! Yes, it was a great day! I think the best hikes are along water.... and I absolutely love fireworks!

 

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