Years ago the Busch Gardens theme parks in Williamsburg, VA and Pasadena, CA offered tours of their respective nearby Anheuser-Busch brewery's via a monorail. The tours took you through the brewery process and ended in a sample of free beer. Those attractions have long since closed (The Pasadena, CA park is gone entirely), but here in Cincinnati brewery tours still exist...kind of.
Again, Zach took an opportunity in New York. Who can blame him though? Great pay, great experience and all in a great city. The main downside was he would be missing out on any further Queen City exploring for awhile. We wanted to send him off the right way, by exploring/photographing something new in the area, something none of us had previously seen.
At my place of employment, the Fourth of July is a busy day. In the five years I have worked there, I've never had that day off. This year was the first time. I worked half a day on Friday, July 3rd then went down to see the fireworks that would follow the Red's game as part of their "Fireworks Friday" promotion.