Do you remember the movie Cast AwayÂ where Tom Hanks is stranded on a tropical island?Â His character, Chuck Noland, is the only human on the island; and at one point he gets so lonely and depressedÂ he starts to talk to a volleyball he named WilsonÂ – which actually becomes his best friend.
Well, I know I’m not stranded on an island, but I started to get pretty lonely and depressed being stuck in Boston until I discovered Penny (a Penn 3 tennis ball) under my bed.
It turns out Penny was sick and tired of being cooped up in a hotel room and persuaded me to take her out.Â Since I had nothing better to do, I took her up on her offer and we hit the town.
This is a picture of us on our way to dinner.Â She wanted to take a picture with Flipper.
And this was us at dinner:
I don’t even like seafood, but she insisted since we were in Boston.
After dinner we made our way to Faneuil Hall:
And caught a street performance:
We ended the night at Cheers:
Where we ran into Norm and the wooden indian chief:
On the way back to the hotel we ran into Red Auerbach, Penny is a huge Celtics fan:
The next day we decided to visit the JFK Presidential Library and Museum:
Where we had lunch:
We also decided to visit Harvard:
And because she’s part Irish, Penny wanted to visit an Irish pub with a live band:
The next morning we got up and went yachting in Boston Harbor.
She really enjoyed the view of the skyline
And she begged me for a picture of her in front of the home of theÂ Celtics, TD Banknorth Garden:
Later in the day we went to Little Italy where the Columbus Day Parade got started:
It was a very long and festive parade, and even some Star Wars characters made a visit:
We decided to end the weekend early and go back to the hotel and watch some football.Â So far Penny has been good company, even though she talks a little much.
Other pictures can be found here, as well as larger versions of the ones posted above.
I can’t wait to go home.Â I really miss WifeGeeding, SisterGeeding, and of course my little fur-children.