Belated Christmas and Birthday Celebrations

Friday, July 17, 2015

For Christmas my parents bought Josh and I tickets for a Boston tall ship cruise.  I knew about the whale watches and the harbor cruises, but I didn't even realize we had tall ships that you could actually go out on.

Of course Josh was deployed for Christmas so we had to put it off for a while.

For Josh's birthday I got him Red Sox/Yankees tickets and, since it was a night game, I figured we could make a day of it and go into the city early to do our cruise and get dinner before heading over to the game.

The ship was cool.  It was interesting seeing how they had to pull up the sails to get us moving.  I was a little disappointing in the cruise itself though.  We basically just bounced back and forth between the port filled with shipping containers and the airport so there weren't any nice sites to look at.  I would have also like to get some history or background on the ship or the area but the crew was quiet during the trip.  All of that aside, it was still a beautiful day to be out on the water in the shade of the sails with the breeze blowing.
Josh had mentioned wanting to check out Boston Kebab House long before he knew about my plan to go into the city and it just so happened to be within a few blocks of the wharf.  I excitedly led us to the restaurant and was so sad to see that it was closed on Saturdays and Sundays.  Who closes on a Saturday in Boston!?

We were both starving at this point and we only had about an hour before the game started so we just headed over to Kenmore and stopped at Qdoba for burritos.  It was delicious however I ate too much too fast and regretted it for most of the rest of the night.

We headed over to Fenway where we had standing room tickets on the Budweiser Roof Deck.  Considering the Red Sox spent most of the first part of the season doing terribly, I figured we'd have no trouble finding seats after a couple of innings.  Of course in the week prior to our game they actually started doing well so between that and it being against the Yankees, we saw no open seats through the entire game.  We won though so it was worth it.


It was a great day, but spending all day in the hot sun was exhausting and I'm not sure I've ever appreciated a shower as much as I did that night. 

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