There are few things more "American" than hot dogs and Coney Island. Combine them together and you have the annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating contest, and this 4th of July Greg and I decided to go see it live. What a crazy event!
62 hot dogs (and buns) in just 10 minutes.
Totally disgusting, but also freaking awesome!
I have to give it to Mr. Joey Chestnut (he's the one in between the guy with the face paint and the guy with the Mohawk, also the one on the big screen shot). At times I didn't think he would be able to keep it all down, but no one else even came close to devouring as many hot dogs as he did. Truly a champion in his own way!
After the event we (along with everyone else in NY) spent some time walking around Coney Island.
The beach and boardwalk were crammed with people.
We didn't want to pay to ride the oldest roller coaster, so we opted for a picture of it.
Oh Coney Island, you are one interesting place!
That evening we got together with friends at Riverside Park to watch the fireworks. The weather was perfect, food and company were great, and the fireworks were just as impressive as always.
Great job NYC, and God bless the USA!