|Marion the Librarian|
|Nick in a room filled with locked cabinets with first edition books|
|No big deal, just Big Papi hitting a homerun.|
It was a great afternoon. It was wicked hot, but I got a box of Cracker Jack, sang Sweet Caroline with my husband, and watched the Red Sox whoop the Yankees. Great day.
|Our seats in center field right below the massive video board.|
|The Guerrette's at Fenway!|
|The aftermath of a long day of walking and sitting in the sun.|
On Sunday, we went to Steve and Carlie's ward and ate dinner with them and the family they lived with for the summer. The next day we were all by ourselves to explore the city!
We started the day by picking up where we had stopped on the Freedom Trail. We stopped by Mike's Pastry for some treats :) While we ate, we read about the Paul Revere house and it is amazing that it is still standing for being so old!
|Mike's Pastry classic cannoli|
|Graveyard straight out of a horror movie!|
I loved this picture (on the wall behind me) of the women who made the chains for the warships, showing off the smallest and largest sizes they make.
After resting our feet and eating a late lunch, we realized it was our last full day in Boston, and that we really wanted to fit in one more thing - a tour of Fenway Park! We tried to go before the Yankees game, but it sold out very early in the morning. We looked up when the last tour was and when they stopped selling tickets, and realized we had about 30 minutes to make it back to Fenway, and we were all the way across the city! We ran to the nearest train station and rode all the way to Yawkey Way, and I had Nick run to the box office from the station to get us tickets in time. We made it into the last tour of the day! And we were so glad we did it. We waited for the tour to start under the air conditioning in the gift shop, and then followed our guides into the historic Fenway Park.
|The view from the original seats in Fenway|
|On top of the Green Monster!|
Our guide then took us up to the press boxes, where all the famous announcers broadcast from. I loved seeing where Matt Damon sat when they filmed 'Moneyball' and Nick loved seeing where ESPN and NESN broadcasted from.
These two pictures are hanging in the hallway on your way to the press boxes. They are shots from when the Red Sox last won the World Series. There were newspaper clippings, photos, and memorabilia all over the place - there is even a private cafeteria!
After our tour ended, they let us come back in the park for free to watch the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team play the Boston First Responders. It was amazing to see a group of heroes play on that field. It was also pretty cool see some of those guys hit a softball off of the Green Monster too!
It was a long vacation, and we decided to splurge on ordering room service before we left. We opted to share some New England Crab Cakes and we got some goodies from the 7-11 down the road to make it a proper meal :)
|Nick saying goodbye to our fancy hotel room|
Overall, we loved our first real vacation together. We fit so much into a week and I loved seeing the city. I looked forward to the trip all summer, and it was so worth it!