> TreasurecoastPhinsfan Wrote:
> > My oldest graduated High School last June....he
> > said........Wait for it.......Boston MA.
> Your kid is VERY Smart!
> I'd have replied sooner but ironically I've been
> in S FL visiting family!
> I first ventured into Boston on a family trip when
> I was in High school too, and I loved it so much I
> eventually moved to the area. Been here 20+ years
> and still love it very much.
> The history of the area, the non-football sports
> teams, the exciting things coming from our tech
> sector (MIT, WPI, Wentworth, all attracting great
> talent to the area), the influx of youth overall
> with the dozens upon dozens of colleges here. Top
> notch health care, great beaches (Except for the
> surf temperature). The suburbs were developed 300+
> years ago, so there is hardly any suburban
> 'sprawl'. I could go on and on.
> Sox fans are definitely proud, and the setting of
> Fenway is fantastic, as you described. Fenway is a
> neighborhood within the city limits and the park
> has been here 100+ years. When it was in need of
> renovations a while back, there were some calls to
> demolish it and rebuild a new ballpark. Thank God
> new ownership and great engineering had a better
> plan: Renovate in stages every off season. Add a
> few rows here and there over a couple years, a new
> premium upper deck section another year, re-do the
> seats a few sections at at time, etc. All
> Brilliant, and the lower capacity (30K+ seats)
> makes for an intimate setting.
> The Marlins tried to replicate this somewhat by
> moving the team from JRS which is out at the
> county line, to a setting close to downtown Miami.
> The thought was more residents, tourists, etc
> would flock to the new stadium, but I hear
> attendance stinks, and saw lots of blue empty
> seats at a home game on TV recently. That's a
> I am not going to fully defend the chanting antics
> of the Bleacher Creatures at Fenway--they are the
> least expensive seats at the park and the source
> of some not-so-classy antics, some of them
> blatantly racist. But stadium security and team
> management has done a good job in reining that
> garbage. But yes, the fans are passionate and
> I had no problem being a childhood fan of the
> Celtics and RedSox as a kid before ever setting
> foot in Boston. This is because I had a
> fascination with the source of the American
> Revolution, and at the time, there were no other
> professional teams of any sport in the entire
> state of FL other than the dolphins.
> The Cape and Vineyard are great too. Different
> than the city, of course. Lots of great old
> coastal towns from the North Shore on up through
> Maine as well.
> It was great to hear that you had a good
> experience here. Come on back!
> (edited to purge extra quoted text)
I will definitely be back!! We loved it. We didn't have time to go to Cape Cod or Marthas vineyard . I want to experience that. I could care if I ever see NYC again. Allthough I miss Whire castle sometimes and I still remain a METS fan. Loved Fenway. I mean I was HOOKED. I also took the Celitics tour in the new Stadium/building. It was set up for a Joan Jett Concert but it was interesting as heck. There was some Tom Brady Memorabilia along the tour and lets just say the tour guide didnt like me.
LOL...... I'm going to give New Orleans a shot next trip , and Dallas after that. But so far Boston is leading the pack for me as far as large cities go.
Miami has become a Fing Dump as far as I'm concerned. I only go to Miami games and my son loves the Heat.
Next year we get a roof and despite the shade.......a lot more sunshine blown up our asses!!!!