Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fenway Park Tour

As we walk to Fenway Park in Boston town
to that baseball park between the streets
of Jersey and Landsdown...
we walk
to Fenway Park
in Boston Town...


{As We Walk to Fenway -- Jonathan Richman} 

Each week at camp, we take a sports-related field trip. Week 2 we took the T to Fenway Park for a private stadium tour! I think this was my 5th or 6th Fenway tour and I learn and see something new each time! 

I just love this stadium. America's oldest ballpark. The oldest seats in baseball (who needs cupholders), the Ted Williams' red seat, the Green Monster, Pesky Pole, and the curse of the Bambino. 

The Red Sox are sadly not having the season they did last year, which our tour guide joked about (we keep it real up here). But, we threw it back to last October as we ate lunch outside after the tour. Two group sales executives came out to meet us. They heard a Jewish camp was visiting and had these leftover hats from Jewish Heritage Night (it was 40 and pouring rain bc Boston and the crowd was super small). They gave us all free hats!! They say "champion" in Hebrew and the kids (and counselors) were so touched by this sweet gesture! 

A super awesome day and we all made it there and back on the T, huzzah!


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Monday, July 15, 2019

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 29

The Good:
I read this book in a week, could not put it down. Westover's story is amazing and shows what the power of education and knowledge can bring you.

The Random:
Apparently, Trader Joe's sells Nalgene bottles now...!

The Fun:
Our camp trip this week was to Canobie Lake Park in NH. I'd never been and it was a lovely park and the kids had a blast!


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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Scav Hunt Sunday: Skyline and Sunset

Depth:
Big shady trees add depth to city parks.

Skyline:
New highrises framing the sky in the Seaport.

Curve:
Old wheels at Assembly Row.

Contrast:
 So many bright colors against the deep greens of summer.

Evening:
Love those summer sunsets.

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

52Frames. Year 4. Part 3.

This year is flying by! Loving the prompts and the new skills I've pushed myself to develop.

Week 18: Dark Side
Week 19: Texture
Week 20: Lying Down
Week 21: Song Lyric
Week 22: Black and White
Week 23: Stairs
Week 24: Fast Shutter Speed
Week 25: Blur
Week 26: Hands in Frame
Week 27: Edited by Someone Else



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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Independence Celebrations

This land is your land This land is my land...
This land was made for you and Me...

{Arlo Guthrie - This Land Is Your Land}

I haven't been in Boston and able to fully celebrate in years! So I took full advantage of all the traditions that made Independence Day in Boston the best. 

My favorite part of the holiday is going to the Esplanade and Hatch Shell to hear the Boston Pop's concert. Each year the Pops play along with several big-name artists, then the Pops play a patriotic sing-along, and the 1812 Overture (with cannons!), and Stars and Stripes Forever. 

The trick is to go on July 3rd for their rehearsal and it's everything but the fireworks and smaller crowds! A bunch of friends and I went and had a great spot on the oval. This year's show was fantastic! Queen Latifah, Arlo Guthrie, Texas Tenors, and of course Keith Lockhart and the Pops. We all had a great time relaxing and listening and bringing in America's birthday.

Actual July 4th I had a relaxing day (yay no camp!). Hit the pool, read a ton, and then made my way to the BU Bridge to take in fireworks. For sure my favorite part of the holiday and I haven't seen them in person in way too long!



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