Patriots Day Adventure 2014

Apr 21, 2014 | Boston Adventures | 0 comments

Aerial photo of Fenway Park. Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts, at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB.

Aerial photo of Fenway Park. Fenway Park is a baseball park located in Boston, Massachusetts, at 4 Yawkey Way near Kenmore Square. Since 1912, it has been the home for the Boston Red Sox, the city's Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise. It is the oldest ballpark in MLB.

Today, my friend Tyler and I had another adventure, this time to enjoy the Boston Red Sox game and the Boston Marathon. We met up at around 7:00 AM, and took the T to Starbuck’s, located near Fenway Park. We left early so that we wouldn’t have to deal with the heavy crowds that would be on the Green Line later in the morning. It was a beautiful day outside, probably about 55-60 degrees.

At Starbuck’s, it was very relaxed. We had not hung out in a while, so it was a great chance to catch up. We sat there for about two hours and then set off toward the Baseball Tavern, one of our favorite bars near Fenway Park. It was about 9:45, and since the Red Sox game was at 11, the streets were packed. We tried to use our fully accessible GPS, which is an IPhone app, and while we got near the tavern, we got help the rest of the way since it was so packed on the street!

Upon arrival at the Baseball Tavern, we were disappointed to find out that the rooftop deck was full. Usually, when Tyler and I come here, we enjoy sitting on the roof deck so that we can hear the Red Sox game. The beauty of the Baseball Tavern is that you can hear the actual game itself from the roof deck. Since it was full, we ended up at a table on the second floor. I had a beer, and we split some fries and onion rings. The fries were not as good as previous visits, but the onion rings were homemade and awesome! But, it was loud, so it was almost impossible to talk, and we couldn’t hear the game, so we left after about an hour or so.

After leaving the Baseball Tavern, we decided to go to Harvard Square and try Tasty Burger. While we were walking there, a guy who owned a sausage cart that serves food during Red Sox games assisted us and we were chatting. After a while, he said why don’t you just sit by my cart, have a free steak tip sandwich, and hear the game! So we chilled out at gate B of Fenway Park, enjoyed the great weather, and enjoyed a great steak tip sub. While the game itself was a bit hard to follow, there was no harm done. Every so often, we would check the score on our IPhone, and it was the experience that was important!

Finally, to end the day, we had to walk to the Kenmore Square T stop. Man, what an experience! When we left our place at gate B, it was bumper to bumper people!!! We could not move at all! We did manage to get help, but during the walk, we actually took a break at Dunkin Donuts, since it was so busy and no one was moving. Then, when we finally got to Kenmore Station, the train was standing room only, but we managed to get home. Since my street was closed off because of the marathon, I got my taxi at a different T stop, which was another experience. What a crazy day! But, hey it’s all part of the experience. Boston Strong 2014!!

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