State #38, July 4, 2013: Rhode Island, Cumberland; Red Sox Baseball; The Boston Pops Fireworks

It is Independence Day and we are enjoying super small town and big town celebrations.
First: Cumberland, Rhode Island and a 4-mile run
Second: Fenway Park and GrandSlamTrip Baseball Game #13 between the San Diego Padres and the Boston Red Sox
Third: The Boston Pops

Run #39 (DC and 38 states), Thursday, July 4, 9 a.m
45th Arnold Mills 4 Mile Road Race

At the start

and we are off...

Fortunately lots of trees and shade.

Half way

Approaching the finish -- fuzzy like my brain

At the finish line

33:47 (4 miles), 3rd place trophy in the Over 60 division and the basketball is what I selected from the prize table. Overall, 184 out of 556.

This is Liviano, visiting from Rome. He finished 2nd in the Over 60 division

38 States and DC Completed (blue).
4 More Scheduled for July (red).
The Last 8 Scheduled After July (gray).

Fenway Park, San Diego Padres at the Boston Red Sox, July 4, 2013, GrandSlamTrip Baseball Game #13

Panoramic View

David Ortiz, Big Papi, at the plate.

Boston leads 7 to 2 and have the bases loaded, but do not score.

Red Sox win 8 to 2 and celebrate

The Boston Pops

We walked about 3/4 mile from our hotel to the river to watch the fireworks.
Lots of bunting

and we found that we could get into the Pops

A great moment when Boston Transit Officer Richard Donohue, who survived gunshot wounds battling the marathon bombers, came out on crutches and conducted the symphony.

With Jeannie are Casey and Natasha who also had gone to the Red Sox game. They were in the bleachers and baked.

Casey got some USA stickers for her face and received a surprise from the sun.
The orchestra played the famous 1812 Overture which included live cannon. Jeannie and I have watched this many times over the years, and were excited to watch this performance in person.

We also met a wonderful graduate student, Nidhi, from India. She showed us where to watch the fireworks.

Which were the best.

It was a wonderful day celebrating the Fourth.

No comments:

Post a Comment