Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth !!!

Whether it was God, The Fates, Mother Nature, or just the mechanistic forces of global warming in action, we were finally able to string together a sunny holiday weekend, followed by an absolutely beautiful Fourth of July.  How unusual!   From the generally deserted feel of the neighborhood, however, it seems that most Madison Parkers were taking their chances elsewhere for the holiday (side streets were mostly vacant and you could actually find parking on Madison St. in area of The Village during most of the weekend!).

Which isn't to say, of course, that the Park was exactly devoid of people:

By evening, the neighborhood began to return to normal; and as dusk fell, many headed down to the Seattle Tennis Club or to various lakeside venues to watch the fireworks:

All in all, a pretty spectacular way to celebrate the nation's 235th Anniversary.

Happy Independence Day !!!


  1. Wow, are all those people at the beach millionaires? I have seen on this blog before how only millionaires have water access in this neighborhood, but I had no idea there were so many!!!

  2. I think you missed the point of the comments below. Public access should mean just that: public access. Its really not all that complicated. Public access to beaches and shorelines should never be auctioned off to the highest bidder, or allowed to be blocked off just because some cracky old lady years ago built a fence, or turned on sprinklers when people were on the public land. I have a feeling anyone who disagrees may have more a vested interest in keeping the non shoreline dwellers away from there prized beach access.


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