Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm back!

Shawn and I have returned to Colorado after a fun but exhausting trip out East! After the Rockies/Indians game last Thursday (let's not talk about the result of that series), I went with Jarid and Sarah to the airport, where Shawn was already waiting for us (having flown in from Seattle about an hour earlier). We caught the red-eye to LaGuardia, so we were in New York by 6:20am on Friday! In our three and a half days in NYC, we walked through Central Park, went to the Metropolitan Art Museum, had coffee and canolis in Little Italy, went to Battery Park and saw the Statue of Liberty (just from the park...didn't take the ferry...HUGE line), walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and got ice cream at the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, saw a game at Yankee Stadium, and took the Yankee Stadium tour. I'll give details on all those in later blog posts.

After our Yankee Stadium tour on Monday, we had a bit of an adventure finding the rental car place. What are the odds of there being 2 Thrifty car rentals in Manhattan on opposite sides of Central Park with almost identical addresses? But once we got our car, we headed out for Boston. We really only had about 2 days in Massachusetts, but we spent some time in Gloucester and drove through Salem. Shawn and I were able to see a game at Fenway Park, and we walked the Freedom Trail. We had lunch at the Bell-in-Hand Tavern, which claims to be the oldest Tavern in the U.S. It originally opened in 1795. Shawn and I also met 3 of my friends from the Knot, which was a little surreal, but fun! :)

Yesterday, we made a quick stop to see Jarid's great aunt in Lynn, and then we drove to NYC. After getting dinner, we all headed out to LaGuardia for our flight home...and of course discovered that our flight was delayed by over an hour. Shocker. We landed at DIA at 1:30 in the morning, and by the time Shawn and I actually got home (since we had left our car at Jarid and Sarah's), it was 3:30am.

Over the next few days, I'll get our pictures uploaded and give some more details about various parts of the trip.

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