Boston is, with out a doubt, one of my favorite places to visit in New England. Sure, the traffic is horrible, and the drivers even worse, but even those two items are not enough to cause me to want to stay away. Boston is so rich in American history that you cannot help but be mesmerized by all it has to offer, as well as stop to ponder about the events that transpired in and around the area. Boston played a critical role during the American Revolution, and that alone makes it a worthy place to visit, even if for just a few hours.
While Sarah and I were able to take a brief stroll through Quincy Market, as well as visit the burial site of Sam Adams, our trip this time was focused on a different portion of Boston’s significant history. This time our primary destination was America’s oldest Major League ballpark, Fenway Park. Fenway is home to the Boston Red Sox and was built in 1912, and it just oozes awesomeness. Our tour lasted about an hour, give or take a few minutes, and was hands down one of the best tours that I have ever been on. Our guide was entertaining, very informative, but most importantly, he was passionate about his job. History can be rather dull to some, as can baseball, but the amount of excitement in our guides voice would have put even the most anti-history and anti-baseball person into a great mood.
We actually arrived a little early for the tour, which certainly was not a bad thing, and spent our wait exploring the pro shop, as well as picking up a few souvenirs. (I really needed a new hat, as my last one I really wore out.)
I will admit that I did get a little caught up in experience, and did not take a lot of pictures. The ones that I did take are rather random, as all of my pictures normally tend to be.
Perhaps my favorite viewing area, and where I would love to sit during a game, was the Green Monster. Sarah was not too thrilled with the elevation, but I absolutely loved it. The story behind the Monster is pretty fascinating as well. Seats were not added until 2002-2003 if I remember correctly, with additional seating being added in 2005.
The tour was absolutely amazing, and I really must thank Sarah’s parents for taking us, as well as braving the traffic and crazy drivers. It is certainly an experience that I will never forget, and hope to be able to take part in at least a few more times.