Today was the parade for the Red Sox World Series Victory. We decided to take the kids today for so many reasons. Having grown up in Massachusetts I really do feel a part of Red Sox Nation; even if I don't religiously watch the games. Al and I wanted to impart that feeling onto our children. In addition, after the Boston bombings it really felt important to come together as a city and show our support for one another. That feeling was strong today. It was so hard to put into words to explain it to the kids. In fact, the kids didn't even want to go this morning. We were taking them away from their dance classes; and they were not thrilled! Once we were there and the parade finally went through (and the feeling in the air changed!) they understood, and they expressed their gratitude. All in all it was a fantastic day. We are so fortunate to live so close here now.
We chose to take the train in today, due to the fact that traffic would be insane. Here we are waiting for the train, and a few silly shots of us on the train.
Hand games make waiting easier.
Hanging out on the train
Hanging waiting for the Duck Boats with our signs!
Here come the Duck Boats! It was so crowded and very hard to see. But it didn't matter. We could see enough, and the crowd was exciting and amazing! The sound was thunderous, and the excitement was contagious. What a special feeling.
These pictures are very blurry. I wish they weren't, but such is life!
It was a little disappointing that Big Papi was on the phone rather than with the crowd.
But, he's done so much for Boston that it was forgivable.
Later on in the route he actually ran the last part of the marathon.
A few shots of the crowd.
The parade was amazing, and I don't know how to adequately explain it.
After the parade we headed over to Faneuil hall for lunch. On the way we noticed a crowd of Boston Police standing in formation. It must be said that they were amazing today, and they were obviously amazing in April. While we were there, the crowd watching the police burst into applause. That brought me to tears.
The crowd at Faneuil Hall was huge. But it was so well behaved. Everyone was in a great mood. I am so glad we had the opportunity to bring the kids to this.
Of course we had to end the day with a little ice cream!
All in all a fantastic day. We are fortunate to have been able to share this experience with the kids, and I hope it is one they will remember forever.