Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Our Day in Boston -Before Devree's 1st Surgery

We Are in Boston!!!

We have to tell you it was an accomplishment. When you get up at 4 AM in the morning and get on the plane by 6 AM, we felt like we had made an accomplishment. Then at 6:15 AM the pilot informed us that we would not be taking off because of an engine failure. (We thought hmmm... we would rather find out now, rather than later in the air.)

At 8 AM we were told that a part was being flown in and that the plane would probably be repaired by 1:30 PM. Our wonderful travel agent Shana had already been checking on other flight arrangements. She found a new flight for us. (Yay!!!) It would arrive at midnight. (Boo!!!) Actually we were overjoyed that we would make it to Boston in time to make all of our doctor appointments the next day.

A clock tower was one of the sights along the Freedom Trail through Boston.

Another neat looking building. A lot of our pictures are like this one. It is a random snapshot to give you an idea of the architecture of the buildings in Boston.

I just love our Hamblin girls!

"Legal Seafood" is an unusual name for a restaurant. We tried the Coconut Shrimp, Seafood Salad Sandwhich, and a Chicken Sandwich. Devree ordered the Chicken Sandwich because, "Fish are friends, not food!!!" (Devree's favorite Nemo quote.)

Our waitress asked what brought us to Boston, and was very interested in Devree's story. She heard all about it, then she kept coming back to check on us and ask a few more questions. When she brought us our bill, she said that Devree's lunch and a Boston Cream Pie were a treat from the restaurant. (How wonderful and kind they were!)

Oh! WE LOVE Boston Cream Pie!!!

The roof top of this building is crenulated like the walls of an old time castle.

We are happy to be in Boston!

Beautiful Fall Colors at the "Boston Common" park.

More beautiful Fall colors along the docks.

The streets were very charming. Do you know how old Boston is? Benjamin Franklin's house is here. We saw the church that they met in before Paul Revere made his famous ride. The street lights behind Devree & Shana are gas flame lamps. Cute and kind of fun.

Shana had to roll her eyes at all of the things that I took pictures of. I thought the old wrought iron fire escape ladders were fascinating. I felt like we had gone back in time.

Now THAT is a narrow little alley way!

You can click on this picture once to look at the details on this sign. It says that the Movie Twilight is playing at their IMAX theatre. Devree says, "I WANT TO PLAY!!!"

All of the buildings were close together like this. Like a typical guy, I had to tell the girls that I could almost picture Spiderman swinging from building to building. Shana said, "No. That was New York!" The pictures just don't capture what it feels like when you are standing amidst these city streets.

Devree was very patient about posing in all of the pictures I wanted to take.

We were all impressed with the Boston subway system. They call it "The 'T' ". The 'T' is for transit. This blurry picture illustrates how the subway travelers go 3 stories beneath the city streets to ride.

Devree and Shana waiting for the next subway train to come.

We are now experts at riding the subway. So just ask us and we can tell you all about it.

I wish we could have taken a panoramic view of how big it is down here. Multiple subway lines converge to create a big underground train station.

We got tips from a mother and her twins about how the subway system worked. Her cute little twin boys tipped us off that the subway train was coming. They didn't say a word, they just covered their ears with their cute little hands.

As you can see, Todd loves Boston as much as Devree and I do. He took a whole lot of pictures but he had to only put on the best even though some of them are blurry. Sorry.

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

I love Boston!!!! I served part of my mission there. And the T is awesome. Go to Faneuil Hall if you have time. Best of luck Devree. :)