The ride on the train was about an hour and once again a great way to get into the big city while avoiding traffic and parking constrictions/fees. The cost to park near Fenway Park is $50 during a game!! Our round trip tickets from Bellingham to Boston were $40. No gas costs and no driving or parking stress. We had to walk 1.2 miles to the park and the game started at 7:30pm but the streets were wide and well lit for our return at midnight:)
We took the train out around early afternoon so we could take our time getting to the park and get there early enough to take a tour.
A cloudy day made the temp comfortable in the high 60s. A half block from the train station we found ourselves in a large square with a beautiful church and a market.
The library was also there and we popped our heads in to take a look as we had been told it was a must do. Will be writing more about these places later;)
|Boston post office|
We passed the finish line for the Boston Marathon....
and America's first sports bar??
|Mikes first view of Fenway Park in person|
|does this man look happy or what:)|
|on the tour we had a great look at the park from all angles|
|the wall on the left is affectionately called The Green Monster....when you bat a home run over this thing.....|
|later just before game time.....|
removing the rain shield from the infield before the game started
yes, it was raining and rained 3/4 of the game
fortunately it was a light rain;)
|David Ortiz, Big Papi, warming up before the game. He did hit a HR during the game!|
|first pitch of the game!|
|they won this night yay. had already won the division|
The next day, Saturday, we drove into Connecticut to visit a couple of wineries and a brewery:
The two wineries we visited grew all their own grapes and had beautiful vineyards and tasting rooms and had some good wines.
|Willimantic Brewing Co. in Willimantic, CT. is located in the old historic post office building. Way cool!!|