Saturday drive to Greenwich was refreshing, the road clear and free of traffic. I made it to Claudia & George's with time for a beverage and reintroduction to the felines. By 6pm we were picnicking in Binney Park in Old Greenwich, to the right of the pond and far enough away from the bandstand to carry a conversation and have an unobstructed view of the town's firework display. As I've always spent Independence Day in and around the city, watching the fireworks on the East River, this enclave of celebration was a pleasant change, and relaxing way to enjoy the holiday. Of course, the celebrity sighting of famed photographer, Nigel Barker (even more handsome in person) and his family certainly lent to the mystique.