Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Visit to Boston

Whoever said that when you have a baby you stop doing things like traveling has never met us! A few weeks ago we were able to take a wonderful trip to Boston. Brian was going to attend ASCRS, which is a cornea conference, and since we have several family members that live nearby Matthew and I decided to join him! It also helped that Brian won an award that paid for the entire trip. We flew in Friday night, and after a somewhat interesting flight we arrived safely in Boston. Brian had other obligations on Saturday, so I dropped him off at the conference around 10:30 and then headed to Rhode Island to see Aunt Sandy, Uncle Barry, Lauren and Grammy. My mom flew up for the weekend as well, and it was great getting to spend time with her too. Matthew got to meet his Great Grammy, and LOVED her! He kept smiling and pointing at her, and loved grabbing her necklace. We had wonderful family time, and then headed back into Boston with mom. Sunday afternoon we ventured out again, this time with Brian too, and headed to Westborough to visit the Goodliffe family and Matthew's other Great Grandparents. He was quite the celebrity! Matthew had a great time crawling around and playing with Brendan, and charmed all of the adults. Aunt Sandy and Lauren were able to come and join us for dinner as well. The next two days we spent exploring in Boston. On Monday Brian and I took Matthew on the T and spent some time in Boston Common and walked part of the Freedom Trail. When he had to go back to conference that afternoon Matthew and I ventured out on our own and visited the New England Aquarium. Then we met Brian, Jeremy, Kevin and Patrick for dinner at Atlantic Fish Company. Let me tell you, carrying a 22 pound baby halfway across Boston is tiring! (Not all of the T-stations have elevators so bringing the stroller when I was by myself wasn't an option!) Tuesday morning Matthew visited Fenway Park for the first time! We took a tour and got to sit in the press box, go to the top of the Green Monster, and see all the different parts of the stadium. Then it was time to head back to the airport for our flight home. Thankfully the return flight was very uneventful, except for seeing Ben Stiller's parents in the airport!

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