By Kirstan Knowlton
Despite the brutally hot weather, Jamie and I had a fantastic weekend down in Boston. From watching the pride parade, to visiting the aquarium, taking a duck boat tour and catching up with an old friend, we had a great time.
Of course, one of the highlights of the trip was going to Fenway Park and watching the Red Sox play. We had great seats, and got to see the Red Sox win it in extra innings.
Besides the experience of seeing my first game, I found it really entertaining to watch the other people who were attending the game. We had our typical loud-mouth fans, the person who complained every time they had to pay $4.75 for a bottle of water, and a group of people who were rooting for the other team.
Admittedly, I also didn’t realize that there wouldn’t be a commentator, like when you watch the game on television. Not sure how that one slipped my mind, but I felt a little silly when I shared that realization with Jamie. Thankfully, she was nice enough not to laugh at me, and even offered to narrate the game for me.
But for the sake of those around us, I politely declined.
Along with my misunderstanding of not being able to hear those iconic voices, I didn’t realize just how busy the stands would be. I’m pretty sure that there were people walking up and down the aisles at every point throughout the game. Jamie described it perfectly, and said that it reminded her of an ant farm.
By the end of the game, I found myself cheering on the team just like everyone else, although by the time the 11th inning rolled around there weren't very many of us left.
It might take us another year to make our way back down to Boston, but we will definitely be doing that again.
This weekend’s weather looks to be a little cooler than last weekend, and Jamie and I are hoping to tackle a small renovation project in our living room — good-bye carpet!
This Sunday is also Father’s Day, so don’t forget to get them something as way to say thank you for all that they do. Even if it’s just a heartfelt note, sometimes the smallest gesture can mean the most.
While you’re out and about, swing by the Brown Company Barns for their yard sale running from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. I always love looking through their items, especially their art pieces.
I hope that everyone has a wonderful weekend. After you’re done with all that yard work, go out and do something fun!