I had been standing right against the barricade since 12:15, since I first watched the Publicity Caravan drive past, rather quickly I must add! My favorite cars--Cono Sur (the official wine for the Tour with its 'Bicicleta' series) and Haribo! I adore both wine and gummies!
Now, tomorrow for the 2nd Stage, the course passes right by our condo, and I'll be watching from our windows on the 6th floor.
I've decided that if I ever watch an event like this again, up close and personal, I might get a lens like this one! Oh, and not stand next to really tall Dutch men (though they all seem to be tall) who block my view by either leaning over the barricade, or cooling their girlfriend with a fan--sweet yet irritating when you're trying to get an unobstructed photo!
So, I celebrated the 4th a little differently this year! I wouldn't change a thing though (oh, maybe put a little more sunscreen on!)
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