Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New York & Boston Trip

It’s hard to believe we went to New York and Boston almost three weeks ago! The time has just flown since we’ve been home! I can’t even begin to describe how incredible our trip was, and how insanely happy Jake and I were to see and do everything we did.

Jake’s boss wanted to recognize him for his hard work recently and knows that Jake is a major Red Sox fan. He also knew Jake’s ultimate bucket-list item was to watch the Red Sox play at Fenway. So in April his boss told him to plan a trip and our company got everything booked around May-June for us for a trip in July. It seemed like the trip would never get here and then all of the sudden it was here and we were boarding our plane headed for a crazy adventure!

We tried not to plan too much,  but we knew there were a few things we wanted to see and do in both New York and Boston. Although we didn’t see everything on our lists we wanted to do, we plan on going back for sure! We’d love to do a week in NY and at a later time a week in Boston because we loved both places for different reasons. We took way too many photos to share here, but rather I thought I’d link the albums so you can view, and then I’d share a few of my faves from each album.

Note – I haven’t touched up or edited these photos yet, only a few from Fenway thus far! ;)

Day 1 and 2: NEW YORK!! Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty and Times Square

 

We flew out on a red eye and got into New York around 9 am. We actually loved flying red eye because we slept the whole way there! We had booked our Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island passage through Liberty Park in New Jersey as the NY tickets were sold out, but I’m really glad we did! The lines we soooo much smaller from the ferries that had to go back to Battery Park in NY, so if you have an opportunity to have a rental car or transport and want to avoid long lines we enjoyed going through New Jersey and seeing some cool things along the way.

PS – Jake made SURE to wear his Boston Red Sox apparel in Yankee territory! Our first day there and flying out of NY on our last day, ha.

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We were blown away by the history of Ellis and the magnificence of the Statue of Liberty. I can’t wait to take the kids there one day. We also explored around the city and later met up with a friend from Utah that now lives in NYC that evening. Love and miss you Heidi!! :) Heidi walked us to Times Square, down to Rockefeller Center and all around. It was an incredible night!

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The next day we got up and did a ton more walking and then went to Central Park. Central Park was a blast! I convinced Jake to do a tandem bike round and it was such a fun experience, haha!

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PS – I LOVE how nice my left calf looks in this photo, haha. Thanks fitness competition! ;)

We finally headed to Boston around 4 pm and didn’t get there until around 10 pm due to traffic and construction.

Day 3 and 4: Boston!! Salem, Fenway and the Red Sox

 

We had planned to do some tours around Boston of the Freedom Trail and historic landmarks, but I surprised Jake with an extra game to the Red Sox/Royal series! We were initially only going to the Sunday game, but decided we should do a night game and a day game! :) We did go to Salem though during the day, and although I would have liked to go through some of the museums to experience more of the history I’m glad we made the time to go. Unfortunately we didn’t have the time to explore around Boston. :(

 

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Recognize this house?

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It’s the house Allison lives in, in the movie Hocus Pocus! I had to go see it!! “A muck, a muck, a muck!”

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It’s the Ropes Mansion, but it’s still Allison’s House. ;)

 

After we left Salem we headed back to Boston and to Fenway Park for the Saturday night game. Seeing Fenway was quite possibly the most amazing thing ever. Jake teared up (seriously!) and we got to see the Sox win both Saturday and Sunday Games!!

 

 

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Sunday we also did a stadium tour and learned more about the history of Fenway. Seriously amazing. Our seats were super close for the Sunday game and we saw several home runs sail over the Green Monster in both games!

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Jake is already planning a trip back to Boston next spring to take our Brady boy with him. Brady was SO jealous that I got to go  on this trip. ;) It will be awesome for them to take a trip together and experience Fenway.

That pretty much wrapped up our trip. We had a bit of a crazy adventure getting back home but it all worked out in the end. It was such an amazing trip and I can’t wait to go back some day soon!

1 comment:

Melissa Banks said...

I love everything about this! "A muck a muck a muck!" I'm dying right now! I'm glad you two had so much fun
P.s. You look like a total babe in all the pics!