What a great time we had in Boston!!!
In addition to the excitement of having our daughter qualify/run/finish one of the most prestigious marathons, it was another wonderful family vacation.
We arrived to cloudy skies and rain, but the weather Gods saw to it that the days we needed great weather we had it!!
We took a water taxi from Boston's Logan airport across the Boston Harbor to our amazing hotel. It is the building in the middle; we had rooms on the 7th & 9th floors with views of the Fort Point channel. The hotel was close to the subway station (first time we had rode!!) and within walking distance of wonderful eatery called Flour Bakery & cafe.
Seriously a MUST go!!
We took in a Red Sox game!
It was rainy, wet and cold but we were bundled up and had come prepared.
We enjoyed seeing The Green Monstah and our local boy Dustin "The Destroyah" Pedroia.
the Boston Athletic Association. We ran through the streets of downtown Boston and were treated to cross the same finish line that the marathoners would cross the very next day!! Our race had about 5,000 runners and the streets were lined with supporters along the route.
What an inspirational story this is of a father, Dick Hoyt, and his son, Rick, who compete together in marathons and triathlons across the country.
Do yourself a favor and visit their website,
listen to/read their story!!!
We were able to take the subway to catch her at Mile 17 and cheer her towards the finish line.
Once she passed we hopped the subway again and headed
back downtown to catch her as she passed Mile 25.
There were quite possibly 10-15 people deep lining the streets at this point.
SO very difficult to get to the finish line and we hoped
to give her encouragement to make it the last mile,
but my future daughter-in-law was the only one to see her.
Boston puts on such a well organized, swiftly run event -
but then this IS the 114th running!!
Honestly, it was so amazing to see all of the hard work
that goes in to an event of this size;
there were 25,000+ runners!!!
Bravo!!! Boston Athletic Association and the Bostonian folks were very cordial too...