Tuesday, September 27, 2011

On Our Way to Fenway

Continuing the story of our trip by rail to Boston (all posts are indexed here, for those of you who just can't get enough of other people's endless vacation pictures):

Okay, now how many people travel across the country to go to a baseball game? Quite a few, as it turns out, and a lot of them were staying at the Lenox Hotel along with us.  

To get one of these packages (hotel, limo, Fenway tour, a close-up look at batting practice, a pre-game party, pictures with the Red Sox' World Series trophies, free food and drinks brought to you non-stop by your own server, Red Sox uniform shirts, and first-row seats on the Green Monster) you have to sign up with RedSox.com and pay close attention to the emails they send you. You have to be quick and you have to fork over the money, and then you are in for a treat!

Beez was pretty excited to be leaving for the game at last!

The fans start to gather in the elegant lobby of the Lenox Hotel

Jimmy Fisher, 80-something bellhop, entertains the fans with stories of when Casey Stengel and the Yankees used to stay at the Lenox 

Boarding the limo--they called it a limo, it looked like a bus to me until...

I saw the tricked-out interior

There were even drinks facilities, but

... the ride was a short one and we arrived at the world-famous Yawkey Way before we knew it.

There is nothing like your first view of Fenway Park, no matter how many times you've been there before

Look, it's the Green Monster. Our seats were to the right, by the light pole

"America's Most Beloved Ballpark," indeed


Margie's Musings said...

What a great experience!

Fotografaire said...

Great shots and travelogue.

Sylvia K said...

It does look like a great day!! Love your photos! Enjoy!


JC said...

That is just cool !! I grew up walking to our local minor league team. Now, I go to the Mariner's every three years or so. I love the experience of going to the game.

Nan said...

Oh, wonderful, wonderful! Does it make you wanna move back? :<)

clairz said...

See, Nan? You knew Fenway was our destination right from the start.

One of the good things about this trip is that I felt like I was coming "home" to New Mexico--I'll never get over my love for New England, but I feel better knowing which place is home to me now.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh WOW!! What fun. There's something kind of funny about gathering in the elegant hotel lobby and riding a limo to the game. Funny but wonderful. Hooray for you for grabbing the opportunity (fast on the Internet).

Sony said...

Thanks for posting this! Looks like you kids had a great trip. Wish I could have caught up with you, but next time!!

Peg said...

Definitely can't make a trip into Boston without going to a ball game at Fenway! Enjoy!