Not sure if you read the post on Chris's 30th birthday, but his big present was a trip for the two of us to Boston and Washington DC. He was very adamant he didn't want a big party, just a vacation for us, so I suggested Boston for a couple of days. The weekend I suggested just so happened to be the Red Sox vs. the Yankees, which is THE GAME to attend, and it was only a couple of weeks after his special day. After a little research, he suggested a full week and take the train to DC since I'd never been. Done and Done!
This post is just a few of the pictures that were taken. Please remember one of Chris's hobbies is photography, so I had my own paparazzi following me along every where I went! :)
Our first night, we did a Ghost and Gravestone's Tour. It was quite entertaining, and offered some interesting history on this historical city. Worth the price of admission!
I think this is taken from Boston Common, while on our Ghost and Gravestone's tour. Forgive me if my location is incorrect!
On Sunday, before the big game that night, we took the T, which is the subway, up to Cambridge and visited the campus of MIT and Harvard. Here is the Stata Center building right in the middle of MIT's version of our Drill Field. It was quite unique, we saw some very impressive robots from the window view.
Just 2 more stops north on the T, was Harvard. It was very impressive, and had a beautiful campus. Sadly, I never came across Matt Damon or Ben Affleck.
The Harvard Library
Now onto Fenway. Early Saturday morning, before Cambridge, we got tickets for the Fenway Park Batting Practice tour. It included a brief 20 minute tour of the stadium, history, walk on the field for pictures, and then time on the Green Monster while the Red Sox were having BP. Although we didn't come home with a ball, it was a great experience, and Chris's highlight of the trip!
His field picture. Please excuse the shaded face due to ball cap.
Just after BP, still up on the Monster.
Plate meeting of the umpires.
One of the highlights of the game was getting to see Jonathan Paplebon come out and close the game. Being a former bulldog, it was quite exciting to cheer him on the field, and the Red Sox won!
Monday and Tuesday we spent touring more of the city, and we have tons, and TONS of pictures, but these are just some highlights.
Here is the finish line of the Boston Marathon painted on the road, just of Copley Square . They were already setting up this week, as the marathon was the following weekend.
The highlight of Boston for me was seeing Trinity Church. As some of you may or may not know, I was raised in the Episcopal Church, so being able to see this church, with it's magnificent architecture and history was so impressive.
Old South Church, which is also in Copley Square. It's a more Roman Gothic design, but still quite magnificent.
We enjoyed lunch on Tuesday at Union Oyster House, which we had the clam chowder, and I'd take more now please! Delicious!
Boston was fantastic. Now onto DC...