Being in upstate New York has its advantages. Even though we're a million miles away from our friends and families, we're really close to a ton of super cool stuff. We also realized that in the South the states are bigger and it takes you at least 8 hours to get anywhere. In New England, you have all these little bitty states and you can practically drive to Florida in 8 hours. When we found out that our friend Melissa Simas (Boston native and former K8'er) was getting married in Taunton, Massachusetts we quickly RSVP'd and started planning our first trip to Beantown.
|Welcome to Boston|
We finally made it to our Priceline hotel and got situated. The Needham Sheraton was about 20 minutes from downtown Boston. Ever notice the nicer the hotel, the fewer accommodations? When you can get free wi-fi at McDonald's, why would you expect for us to pay for it at your hotel? Don't even think about a continental breakfast or the mini 'fridge. Overall, we've had really good luck on Priceline but were not at all impressed with that joint. Two thumbs down, no holiday fun.
Charlie Card week link pass and headed to Fenway Park! Frommer's told us that the CharlieCard is named after a fictional character in a folk music song called "Charlie on the MTA," which tells the story of a man trapped forever on the Boston subway because he can't pay the 10-cent surcharge required to get off the train. If only Boston would have cut a version of that song...
|Forget Willy Wonka...this is |
the Golden Ticket
|The Big Green Wall/Monster|
The Sox beat the Cleveland Indians 6-2 and we were on hand to see Adrian Beltre hit a grand slam over the Green Monster. Talk about a crowd going wild! While we would have much rather seen Pujols knock one out of the park any day of the week, Heather did managed to catch Beltre's big hit on video: