Well folks, It's time to tell you everything about my trip last week, and I'm not even sure I can fit it all in one week! Here is my first installment and I only hope you can sense the enthusiasm I felt towards everything we did and all that we saw.
Our first full day in town ended at Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox play the Orioles. Despite the reputation that Red Sox fans have, they were pure gold and we had no problems wearing our Orioles gear while strolling through the old walls of the beautiful stadium. Everything was brick and well kept. It is such a classic baseball stadium and has so much old charm and such unique attributes. I couldn't stop looking around and taking it all in.
Seeing my dad and Bill in this setting was so amazing. They both LOVE baseball, simply for the game and the atmosphere. They were a little like young boys at their first baseball game and were so excited to see it all. For Bill, it was his first time at Fenway, and he was like a kid in a candy shop (despite his disdain for the Red Sox). Baseball is something he loves, and that makes me happy!
As we walked up to the field and to our bleacher seats, I couldn't believe we were actually there. There is a certain ambiance a baseball stadium holds that no other stadium has. As all my consistent readers must have expected, I looked forward to my hot dog and root beer as I sat and let the full experience wash over me. It was a rush of excitement to hear amazing Boston accents, smell freshly roasted peanuts, and see everyone walking from the Subway up to the stadium in a pack of exhilarating commotion.
This was such an amazing culmination to a beautiful day. We had perfect weather and saw the skyline as we drove and walked around. A skyline holds a certain relaxing tone to my wandering eyes, and I feel such an amazing warmth as I enter an unfamiliar city and the skyline starts to disappear and swallow the car into it's depths. I got swept up by this place and loved feeling a part of it for a short period of time.
Walking the old cobblestone streets and viewing the historical integrity the city holds overwhelmed me at the first moment we met. I could not believe how beautiful it was and how lovely it made me feel. It is truly a classy city and one that is held close to my heart.