Monday, June 10, 2013

Boston Strong

 We took a long weekend vacation to Camden, Maine. But so many photo-worthy things happened, I've split this blog in to two.  We started in Boston and just spent one day there. Who knew so much could happen/be seen!
We started at the Boston Marathon Memorial. it is a temporary one, of course, but ti was very large.
Everyone had left their tennis shoes and hats.
 
 It was a beautiful day in the harbor (or harbah..what happened to the "R" in boston???)
The swans were nesting
 Then we hit the original Cheers bar for a "beah"
 While at the bar, we noticed everyone had put their business cards on a strip above the bar.  So we couldn't resist putting a James River Greyhounds business card on the strip. So Dana and Henry will be a part of the Cheers bar for years to come!
Then we went to Bell in Hand which is supposedly the oldest tavern in the country.  They had the windows open so we had another "beah"
 That night we met some of Jason's friends for dinner.  While we were waiting we stumbled upon a comedy show at Quincy Market.  And the comedian happened to 'need a strong volunteer'.  Guess who he chose!  Luckily, Jason is a ham and had a good time with it. The set up with photos and then a video.  Magic Brian was going to get out of a straight jacket and chains in 'record time'.  So he needed Jason to help him get in to it. he had another girl there too.  So he told Jason he'd introduce him and Jason was to dance in, bow, roar and then the crowd would chant.  The video of this part is at the end.  But after Jason came in
Magic Brian jumped in to the straight jacket
Jason strapped him in
Add the chains
And of course, he got out in record time!  
But here is the video of the beginning part.  at the end, Magic Brian says "you looked ridiculous" it was awesome.  He later told us Jason was the model assistant


 Afterwards, he was just too excited to contain himself!
 The next day we headed up the coast to Maine.  We turned the 3 1/2 hour trip in to a 9 hour trip. Hence, the multiple blog posts! so I will end this one with our first two stops..Lobstah rolls!  We stopped at Red Eats in Wiscasset, Maine.  It was good but I liked the next stop better. But the view was insane
 Then we went to Shaw's Lobster Wharf in New Harber, ME.  It was my favorite.
 It also had a neat view of a working harbor
 So to be continued..we continue on up the coast hitting a bunch of lighthouses and ended at the Hartstone Bed and Breakfast in Camden.  Jason cooks for the chef!

8 comments:

What Remains Now said...

What a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear more.

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

Darn, I can't see the video :( Wow, you sure packed a lot into a long weekend. Those lobster rolls look extremely yummy. Did you see any Greyhounds on your travels? Looking forward to part 2!

houndstooth said...

That sounds like an awesome trip! I am looking forward to hearing about the rest of the trip!

Sue said...

Great trip. I've never had lobster, but it looked nice.

Glad Jason got into the role:)

Looking forward to reading your next posts.

Hazel said...

Sounds like a great trip. Glad you got the pictures!

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

OMG, just watched the video, I think Jason would have been the star of the show, lol! Awesome:)

gyeong said...

Boston is a really cool city to visit. Now I'm craving a lobster roll.

Michelle said...

ME is beautiful. We hope to make it back to Mitch's home town of Naples, ME soon.