Well, the weather here leaves a lot to be desired. Today is wet, cold and windy. We got a little snow but it disappeared quickly. I’m happy to report the same thing happened at MHC. The weather predictions were wrong, thank goodness.
I thought I’d share a potpourri of photos from the last 2 days:
Theaters are notoriously hard to photograph but I managed to get one shot that gives you an idea of the beautiful opulence of this theater. It really is magnificent. Emerson college bought the theater and did a wonderful job of restoring it. The acoustics leave something to be desired, but the theater is gorgeous.
A dress made of paper circles in the window of Papyrus.
In Cambridge: The Old Burying Ground, next to the church you see below.
Today: Fenway Park. You know we are huge Red Sox fans. When I lived here, I was rather oblivious to baseball, more’s the pity. So I went to Fenway today in the wind and the freezing rain and took a tour. It was so exciting to visit almost every section of the Park!
Next year, Fenway Park turns 100 years old. It is the first of the old parks to hit that milestone.
My big news? I was talking to one of the guys running the tour. The Red Sox always sell out – every season. I asked him about ticket availability. Are there ever any tickets available? He encouraged me to check at the ticket window – they are almost impossible to get online or via the phone, but occasionally there are still some left. I had this idea to get tickets for a Red Sox game – at Fenway – for Don’s birthday. He has a big birthday coming up. So I called him and we figured out possible times to go to Boston for a game. When I asked the guy at the ticket window about availability he said the end of summer and early fall were better – I said, very casually, “I’m sure there aren’t any tickets available for a Red Sox/Yankees game, right?” He said there might be. Well – I got 2 tickets for the Red Sox vs. the Yankees on September 1st!!! Don’s birthday is in June, but hey, it will give him an even longer celebration! I’m so excited!
Here I am next to the statue of Ted Williams outside the Park:
Now, I’m in my hotel room watching the Red Sox play their opening game of the season. It’s good to be out of that nasty weather. Tomorrow I have some more coaching work and then I hope to get some photos of beautiful Beacon Hill. I’ll share more soon.