From Rhode Island, Chris and I headed to Massachusetts.
Chris has tons of family in the Boston area and has been promising to bring me up there with him for years now. I'd never been and have always wanted to go so we headed that direction. All his family welcomed us up there with open arms - it was wonderful!! THANK YOU everyone!! We were so busy this past week that I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just have to start at the beginning.
Tuesday morning we went on a tour of Fenway Park.
Plus, our tour guide had World Series rings from 2004 and 2007 and showed them to us as the tour was finishing up. I guess he must wear them to work - but they were really cool to see in person!
We got to see the famous Green Monster.
Another fun fact: Fenway Park will be 100 years old in 2012. They say it will be designated a historic landmark that year and they won't be able to change anything anymore, so they've got a current building plan that they're trying to get finished before 2012. For example, the seats on the Green Monster were only added in 2003.
Another fun fact: The first game played at Fenway Park was in 1912 - only five days after the Titanic hit an iceberg and sunk.
We got to head up to the seats and check them out. Apparently they're very expensive, but if you're not in the first row, it's really hard to see left field during the game.
Also, Fenway Park has some of the oldest seats in any baseball park. They're still wooden and you can still get a splinter from sitting in them (I'm told).
It was a really awesome tour and I hope reported all my information fairly accurately. There was so much more information, I wish I could remember it all!