Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ON PHOTOS ~ A Real Classic...

On New Year's Day, we Bumbles ventured out into Boston on a cool, but clear, day to take in some old fashioned pond hockey. Except this pond was pretty spiffy, and it was located inside our favorite place on earth...Fenway Park. The nostalgic ballpark played host to the NHL's Winter Classic tradition, with the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers playing hockey on an outdoor rink. It was the hottest ticket in town, and the coolest place to be that day. We met some Flyers fans walking in carrying the above handmade sign and knew it was destiny for us to be there! Here are some snapshots from our experience...

Baseball's Yawkey Way overrun by hockey fans

A nice welcome



So cute in their touques

A packed house

Old school pomp & circumstance

Unfurling from on top of the Green Monster

Monster flags

A performance from the Drop Kick Murphys

Rockets' red glare - bursting in air

Bursting with excitement

Future heroes of the game

Game on

First Classic fight


Nice perch

Back to the game


B's on their way to a game winning goal

Good game, good game, good game

Thank you to our Fenway angels for providing us with tickets to an incredible way to ring in the New Year


Anonymous said...

Very cool! What a great way to start the year.
Oh, I need to email you but I'm always forgetting. We should red War & Peace together. I might need moral support to get me through :)

Sandy Nawrot said...

Those are awesome pictures! By the time I got the end though, my toes were cold just thinking about you sitting there for the enire game! We are hoping to get to a Tampa Bay Lightning game soon. We go every year, and through some connections, get the free food and are sitting in the front row on the glass. (Note to self after last year...don't put cup of wine on that ledge!) But we don't get the Dropkick Murphys!

Diane said...

WOW...those photos are awesome. I could not imagine sitting out in Fenway this time of year, but then I couldn't imagine being at a Patriots Game in winter here either...LOL

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Fantastic pictures. Your new camera is just the right thing for you. I liked this photo essay. It felt like I was right there with you.

Patty Reiser said...

Wonderful photos Molly. Looks like you and Andy had a wonderful time. Wishing you a picture perfect day!

kaye said...

looks like you had a great time. great pictures too.

LJ Ducharme said...

I love the fact that you used the word "tukes" in your entry. However, as a 'touque" wearing Canadian I must correct you on your spelling. :-)

Kathleen said...

What a great way to see hockey being played! We have our Sharks here in SJ and they play in a high tech arena. I always think it is a bit weird for them to be in such a warm place as this but we do have some very loyal fans!

me said...

soooo jealous!

My expressions LIVE said...

Its nice to see the second best stadium in baseball filled with hockey fans.....great photos!

Penny said...

SO RAD!! Missed the game beccause we were driving back from NJ :(

Julie said...

I am so jealous that you got to attend the winter classic in person! I wanted to go to the game last New Year's Day, but tickets were hard to come by.

Awesome pics, by the way!

Brian said...

Great to see that my sign has made it into imfamy on the internet.... Spent several days making if for the Winter Classic. Going again this year, but no sign this time.

The Bumbles said...

Have a great time Brian! Perhaps this year you'll get to see a victory from your team. You really should make another sign though - that one was awesome!!!

Brian said...

Do you have a digital copy of my "Green Monster" sign you could send my way? Had a hard drive crash and lost EVERYTHING!


The Bumbles said...

Sure thing. Get me your email address and I'll forward along. Happy New Year!