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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fenway for Dad

Now there's a picture worth a thousand words! Greg had tolerated Plymouth in the morning... it was a hard sale knowing Fenway was the next stop. And then, our "temporary delays" were seeming permanent an Greg's gasket was surely gonna blow.... when we finally found Fenway, it was a thousand amens, for sure!!

We met up with our friend Jim, and got in for the last available tour. (Ok! It's all good now... we'd been missing the 'last tours' by a hair all week...) PLUS Jim had the last ebay ticket in hand... which had just arrived overnight mail from Gally (long story, but thanks team!) quite a feat, getting 6 tickets to the game, and having them all in hand even better! So here we are... the baseball capital of the world!!

If you know anything about Fenway, you know about the "green monster". Here we are sitting in it, pretending we could afford the seats!!
Do you know about the red seat? Apparently, a Yankee fan was sitting there one day... with a straw hat... fell asleep, right in the game. Then Ted Williams comes up to bat, "sees the straw hat from homeplate" and apparently had really good aim.... hit the guy in the head. It's the longest homerun recorded at Fenway, and they've made a red seat to commemmorate the event. The guy afterwards became a Red Sox fan, so they affectionately call this the "conversion seat"! There's tons of stories to tell, at Fenway and all around Boston... the city loves history. We'll keep it at that one for now! Before the game, the boys played catch with the famous "tall guy." (Josiah thinks he's their first baseman) And we bought a few more caps!

JJ picked his to match his buddy Jim's!!

We had a great time at the game, surrounded by "serious baseball fans"! Funny, we've met quite a few people who have either done baseball tours like this, or are wishing they were. There's quite a comraderie out here! We've also met a bunch of people from Washington!! Boston is like the University capital of the world, there are like 50 colleges in the down town vicinity. Its very upscale!! Anyway, we've met a lot of students. Someone even stopped Greg because of his Edmonds Woodway shirt!! Crazy.

Here we are, happy Kalers!! Fenway, check!!!


Anonymous said...

This is so great! I love reading about your adventures and seeing the pix! I'm not sure how you're all still standing. I can barely keep up with your blogging! :o)
Enjoy everyone! We're living vicariously thru your adventures :o)

tina said...

cheryl your going a little 80's on me. i think i can see your belly button from your shorty tank top.(:
love the pictures, iam all ready for marthas v. today. i am so excited. talk to ya soon. love ya

Kalers said...

Oh dear.. you and Jo think alike! He is continually our King of Comments, and here's two of his classics lately: "Mom, ummm, I think your shirt is a little too small!"


"Dad!! You better listen to Gladys!"