Happy happy Thursday, friends!
Last Friday, we packed up our bags and headed back over on the boat from Nantucket to Boston to see the Red Sox play the Yankees at Fenway Park! This was something we’ve wanted to do/talked about for YEARS, so it was so much fun to finally do it. We started talking, and I think this was the first professional sporting event all six of us have attended together. We’ve all been to a college football game, but I can’t think of another professional game for the Shull six which made this even more sweet.
I didn’t do a stellar job of taking pictures, so I apologize in advance, but I’m sharing what I have today.
On Friday morning, we said bye to the dogs (we had someone dog/house sit for us), loaded up in the car, and headed to park by the ferry…
…after dropping off the car, we started walking to the boat.
We were so excited! We took the fast ferry from Nantucket to Hyannis. Here we are waiting to board the boat…this is Smith’s idea of taking a photo with his littlest sister. #sigh
Off we go! We boarded the boat and took the 10:00 AM ferry over…
…once on board, I bought a breakfast sandwich and coffee. The water was really nice and smooth on this trip across but one can never be too careful…and my key to warding off motion sickness is a full stomach.
Goodbye, Nantucket! We’ll be right back!
The little girls played Bananagrams on the boat, I read, Andrew listened to his favorite radio station and the big kids watched a show on their phone. The boat wasn’t very crowded at all heading back to Hyannis (on a Friday morning in June, the boats going the other way though were going to be really crowded).
We arrived in Hyannis at 11:00 and had a car service waiting there to drive us to Boston…thanks to some traffic, the drive took two hours. Needless to say, by the time we arrived and checked into our hotel (we stayed at the Westin Copley Place), we were very hangry. I took some videos but did a terrible job at taking still photos. Here’s a recap though:
We left the hotel and walked to Joe’s for lunch. After lunch, we walked down Newbury Street to the park and then back up Boylston. My kids have seen the recent documentary on Netflix about the Boston Marathon Bombing and wanted to see the area, so we looked at that, walked through the farmers’ market and headed off to see…
…Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall. The girls got drinks, the boys got snacks and we enjoyed the Friday afternoon energy there…
…sweet times 🙂 .
Our game started at 7:10, and we wanted to be at Fenway when the park opened (90 minutes before the game), so we changed clothes and headed…
…straight there. Of course there was a TON of trash talk between the six Shulls, but I will say that Smith (a terrible Yankee fan) said multiple times how much he appreciated the older stadium (the Yankees play in a new stadium) and that he liked the streets that surround the park where all of the fun happens before the games. That was about the only nice thing Smith said for the rest of the night.
Andrew, Kensington, Mades and me have all seen the Sox play at Fenway, but this was a first for Ashby and Smith. We are very much a house divided and even the sweetest of the sweet (I’m talking to you, Ashby Shull) gets spicy when talking about her team versus ours.
Walking into the stadium with my diverse crew 🙂 .
I would like to say that my three Yankees were the only ones in the stadium and that they were heckled constantly, but…unfortunately, they had a lot of their “friends” there too, so the taunting was at a minimum 😉 .
Baseball in Boston in the summer on a Friday WITH ALL OF MY PEOPLE…geez, that’s perfection.
I love my littlest Red Sox fan!
These two sent me this selfie.
The game was SPECTACULAR for half of us. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 15 to 5, and the energy in the stadium was ELECTRIC!
When the game was over, we headed back over to see…
…the brick my dad and I have at Fenway and then started our walk back to the hotel.
When we got back, we were so hyped up (some were so sad), but it made the whole thing just so much fun.
The next morning at 7:00, the car service came back to get us and drive us (thankfully, it only took 1 hour and 10 minutes this time!)…
…back to Hyannis so that we could catch the 9:30 boat back to Nantucket to see our dogs and spend our Saturday getting ready for our family to arrive the next morning (more on that to come!).
And that was our trip to Boston and bACK 🙂 .
Have a wonderful Thursday! I’ll see you tomorrow! xx