Monday, March 16, 2009

Weekend Highlights

If you've checked out my Signs of Life blog you know that Dom and I went to the Bruins game this past weekend.
We actually spent Saturday night down in Boston. The tickets and the hotel room were gifts from Dom's parents for his 40th birthday. We also had gift certificates for Morton's Steak House and Legal Seafoods. We tried to get reservations to Mortons earlier in the week and couldn't get in at a reasonable time so we are saving that one for another time!
We had a good time at the game. We had Premium seating or "the green seats" which are more comfortable and where waitpersons will come and take your order and bring you your food. Also sitting on this level it is way less crowded and there is lots of cool memorabilia lining the hallways. There are also restaurants and you can watch the NESN broadcasters.
In honor of St. Patrick's day they were giving out green bruins hats to the first 10,ooo people and Dom and I each got one. It's a nice hat for free! The Bruins won the game which is of course very important.
After the game we walked over to Quincy Market and then onto Legal Seafood to eat. Being the weekend before St. Patrick's day the bars were overflowing with people, even at 4:00 in the afternoon! After that we headed back to the hotel and hung out a little bit and then decided to walk back to the garden and catch a professional Lacrosse game. The Boston Blazers were playing the Toronto Rock.
I know nothing about Lacrosse, neither does Dom and it was interesting to watch. I didn't realize how physical the game was. They really pound on each other and it's legal. It seems similar to hockey but it was difficult figuring out what was a penalty and what wasn't. The only thing I didn't like is that they played music through the whole game. Really loud music. Like concert level, bass vibrating. I don't know why. I would think it would be a distraction to the players but maybe it psyches them up. Or maybe the players do a lot of swearing and they are trying to drown it out. I don't know, I guess I am getting old. Anyway the game was really exciting and the Blazers came from behind to tie it up at the end of the fourth quarter but lost in overtime. We scored a free t-shirt that they were throwing into the crowd and some thundersticks. We got some good loot between the two sporting events!
Sunday morning we slept in late, something we rarely get to do with kids and animals at home.
Before heading to Gloucester to pick up the girls we walked over to the Constitution. The USS Taylor was also in port. It's a little intimidating seeing the sailor on watch with rifles. They had hoisted the colors at the Bruins game the night before and were in town for the St. Patrick's parades on Sunday.
The USS Cassin Young is a Fletcher class destoyer from 1943 that we went on. Dom works with a guy who volunteers on the ship and we got a "behind the scenes" tour of the whole ship. It was pretty cool. I can't really imagine being in those cramped quarters for long periods of time or during battle.
Here are some pictures of the game courtesy of my husband. He has a Nikon D200 and he was photographer for the day. I did take a few pics with his camera during warm-ups but all these are his.
"Eat my glove, Little man." Chara crushes one of the Islanders who kept chopping at Thomas after he covered up the puck.
Chara protects the net after the puck squirts away from Thomas.
Savard taking the face-off.


Jennifer said...

Sounds like you guys had a great time in Boston!! I miss it so much!! I want to go back to visit, but I'm afraid that I might not want to leave.

Was the Legal Seafood the gc that we gave you?? I'm so glad that you guys got to use it for a dinner out alone. I was thinking you might use it for a mail order. I was going to try and send you crab cakes from that place we went to, but it was a little out of our price range this year. And now it gives you another reason to come down and visit. hehe..

Also, now that the weather is getting warmer, we are starting to think about planning a trip up north. Any weekends in June/july/august that you guys WON'T be around?

ColoradoChris said...


KT said...

Sounds like a blast! I'm glad my fam isn't the only one who loves the freebies:) Dom took some great pix at the game...mine always stink...probably because I'm jumping around & cursing at the refs too much :P

Lisa said...

Well, it totally sounds like you guys had an absolute blast and scored some free t-shirts and hats...what more could you ask for. I'm glad both of you got to enjoy Dom's 40th..what fun!

What will your 40th entail...a George Michael concert :o)