We had a throwback 4th of July with our cousins by a small lake about an 1 hour north of New York City.

There was swimming …

… not to mention grilled cheeseburgers, sausages, and hot dogs with yellow mustard. And sparklers — lots of sparklers.

And some fireworks from the platforms on the lake. Not airborne, but the kids deemed them “awesome” anyway.

A grand time was had by all!

Old-fashioned photos courtesy of newfangled software: Hipstamatic for iPhone.

[Settings: Lake, Lifeguard Chair, and Sparklers 2-5 — lens: John S.; film: Ina’s 1969; flash: off.  Sparklers 1, Fireworks, and I Love New York — lesn: Kaimal Mark II; film Ina’s 1969; flash off.]