Saturday, September 3, 2011

Think I'll go to Boston ...

And we did! However Hurricane Irene decides to go that way as well! We left on Saturday and Sunday Irene was tracked to hit our area of Boston! We had tickets to the Red Sox v A's game on Sunday afternoon - we just knew we weren't going to be able to go :( BUT THEN ......... they moved the game to Saturday evening - so as long as we weren't delayed flight wise we were GOLDEN! Head to the game after a refresh at the hotel ---- only to be stuck in the rain! We sat in a bar for 4 hours waiting to find out if we would be able to go to the game or not ... 4 hours with a toddler ... we were being selfish and had MONSTAH FEVAH!!! The waitress did get us a game ball :) 

As soon as we were about to throw in the towel and cry our way back to the hotel I read on their site that they were letting Game 2 ticket holders into the last portion of Game 1 (someone didn't want to give out refunds). We paid and pretty much ran down to the gate!!! And BOOM ... we are in the greatest park EVAH!!!

Isn't she beautiful!
" as we walk to Fenway Park in Boston town
to that baseball park
between the streets
of Jersey and Landsdown"

Happier times in the bar - probably 20 mins into our 4 hour stay

Inside the park --- my baby passed out and one on his way there!

EH :) I was too giddy

He hated us

I cannot express how thrilled I was

So ready to go

We didn't get to stay long (next time we visit one of the grandparents will need to travel here so we can go ALONE ha) because it began to rain again - but we did get to sing "SWEET CAROLINE" --- I could have died!

That night it took us a LONG time to get Landon to go to sleep --- about an hour after he passes out the alarm in our hotel goes off - lights flashing - siren blaring - voice comes over "please evacuate the building, please evacuate the building". I jumped up threw open the curtains (i assumed it had to do with the hurricane and wasn't about to evacuate OUTSIDE) yelled at Billy to get up - we grabbed our wallets, shoes, Landon and blanket and stumbled to the stairs --- INTO THE RAIN WITH NO JACKETS!!! Sweet couple gave us their umbrella (they had jackets) to use with Landon. Come to find out - alarm was set off in the pub attached to our hotel --- no biggie go back inside! 

Sunday all public transportation was shut down in Boston ... no bueno. So we decided to walk as far as we could. It was raining JUST enough to annoy you. So we got our ponchos and headed out!

We kept him like this pretty much all day while out -- it worked and was way cheaper than the covers you can buy for a stroller :) We got LOTS of looks and compliments ha!!
That night we ate a nice pub (what we later discovered was the oldest pub in America *pub tavern*) and  we all three enjoyed ourselves!!!

Our little hunk 
Monday there was no sign of there ever being any type of storm! We got up at 630 and didn't come back to hotel till around 9pm. It was a long fun filled day!!! We rode the trolley around the city to check out places to take the subway back to! Very neat trolley ride around that beautiful city! 

Checking out the ducks that were swimming by

Trolley Ride

Just loved these buildings!!!

Nap on the trolley in 70 degree weather - SCORE!!!
After our trolley ride we headed to ..... THE SAMUEL ADAMS BREWERY!! Billy was in heaven! It was neat - wayyy smaller than I had imagined

After the tour we went to a few other historical sites and then we basically wondered all over the city! Catching subway when we go tired of walking! Landon wasn't sure about riding the subway at first but soon figured out that the "crazy" people on them were fun to wave at! AIYE!

Landon's first carousel ride!!

Billy got his lobster dinner :)

2nd ride on the carousel before going back to hotel

We had a wonderful time despite the weather the first two days --- glad we went and didn't back out because of the weather! It was a great trip! We enjoyed every minute of it!