It finally rained (barely) out here and I'm really hoping that we are DONE with the surprise HOT days showing up here and there - Halloween afternoon was unexpectedly super HOT!
We went to our usual pre-choir stop at Veggie Grill for a quick bite and Cosette and I tried the New Tempura Green Beans which were super tasty and gonna be my go-to order for a while!
Since we last spoke Travel I'm not sure how much more I have actually booked... I'm excited about our little weekend getaway that is coming up in only 3 days!!! Although it is a stay-cation of sorts - heading up to Los Angeles, the City of Angels - we have lots of fun plans that I am looking forward to.. Amongst them we be trying out a few new restaurants that have been on my list to eat at and and review!! We will also be going to see Dances of Peru - which I am totally stoked about and hoping that by Monday I will have plenty of Vibrant Pictures to share with you along with a full review!
Joshua Tree National Park is also right around the corner and the same day that Elisa leaves for Boston with the girls. Rumor has it that Jet, Andrew, and Chaplin are gonna come along (we shall see). We are looking forward to a few fun hikes, and plenty of beautiful scenery!
I'm so far ahead in my bookings that I need to wait until we get closer to the date/s of travel before I can continue! I guess that you can say that I plan ahead! I do however still need to book/confirm a few things for our Colorado Ski Trip, which will be the first ski trip of the season for us and we are already quite eager to start hitting the slopes!
Another one that we are prepping for is our trip back to Quebec for the Winter Carnaval!
We had oh so much fun last year that we knew then and there that although we were freezing our butts off, that we needed to return!
We were hoping that Elisa and the girls would've been able to join us this second go round, but once the girls were complaining about being too cold in Yellowstone National Park this past Spring - I suggested that them going to Quebec would probably not be such a good idea. It was one of the COLDEST places that we've been (temps down to -30F and lower with the windchill - BRRRR) and when you are there, you aren't spending much time indoors, neither are you exerting enough energy to keep you warm enough to even be barely comfortable!
So why the heck are we going back??? BECAUSE IT WAS SOOO FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!
The kids and I will do a NYC quickie visit after Quebec, but I don't think that we will be seeing Elisa and the girls (pretty sure they will be in Florida). Soooo Elisa and I really need to come up with a new Travelin' Cousins group trip to put on the calendar!
Time for me to go now, catch ya back here tomorrow, -T
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Travelin' Tuesday: Focus on Boston
GOOD DAY! Tuesday here!
The week started off great and here we are at Travelin' Tuesday.
Lots happening on the travel front over the next few weeks. Tanya will be heading out to visit to a few National Parks, namely, Joshua Tree and Yosemite National Parks.
I'll be heading off to Boston a week from this coming Friday! I'm so excited to head to Bean Town with my girlies! Lots to see and I'm totally psyched to see Beautiful with Gianna and Kelsey.
Since first seeing this play on Broadway last Summer, I played the soundtrack so many times in the car that the kids know the entire score.
So, when I saw that it was now touring in Boston when we were to be there, I couldn't resist getting tickets!
I'm looking particularly forward to seeing the show at the Boston Opera House.
BOSTON OPERA HOUSE
The Boston Opera House was originally built as a movie palace, which opened on October 29, 1928.
It was originally built as the B.F. Keith Memorial Theatre, a lavish movie theater in the Keith-Albee chain. The theater was dedicated to the vaudeville pioneer B.F. Keith and featured first run films along with live vaudeville.
In 1980, it was rededicated as the home for the Opera Company of Boston. A full restoration of the theater took place in 2004 and today, it is also home to the Boston Ballet, as well as touring Broadway shows.
So, from the culture of the stage, we move to the sports arena...yes, we will also be taking a tour of Fenway Park - home of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.
Fenway Park Since has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and is the oldest and most historic ballpark in MLB.
Fenway has hosted the World Series ten times, with the Red Sox winning five of them, and the Braves (then of Boston) winning one.
The first of the World Series was in 1912, its first season and the most recent was the 2013 World Series.
On March 7, 2012, the Centennial of Fenway Park, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
It's debatable where the name "Fenway Park" came from. The first Red Sox owner, John I. Taylor claimed that the name came from location in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, which was partially created late in the nineteenth century by filling in marshland or "fens",to create the Back Bay Fens urban park.
However, Taylor's family also owned the Fenway Realty Company, which some believe for which the stadium was named.
We will be taking a one hour tour that includes av visit to Pesky's Pole and an opportunity to sit atop the world famous Green Monster which stands 37 feet 2 inches high overlooking leftfield.
Please check out the entire itinerary of my Boston weekend trip - CLICK HERE.
TODAY, I'm headed to Huntington, Long Island for the Walt Whitman Museum as a chaperone for Gianna's class field trip. I'll be telling you all about this museum dedicated to the American poet.