This past weekend, Todd and I traveled to Boston for my best friend ever with CF's funeral. He died back in December but his family waited until now to have a second service for him. Paul would have been thrilled at the number of cystics who traveled from all over the country to be there - count us - 15!
Although it was difficult, it was great being there and meeting so many people who I have known only online (except for one who I've met and two who I've talked to on the phone) for a number of years. It was also nice to meet Paul's parents and brothers.
We did a lot of other things while we were in Boston. After we arrived on Thursday, we rode the train about an hour to see my great aunt and my mom's cousin and his wife. That was cool. Hadn't seen them since my brother's wedding. Even got to go to their house/farm and see her horses, chickens, golden retriever and six-toed cat!
The next day we met one of Todd's cousins for lunch in the historical part of Boston. It was a nice walk there through the Common and by a lot of other historical sites. It was a perfect day to walk around outside. After a good lunch with Kim, we got ice cream and walked across the river to the Bunker Hill monument and U.S.S. Constitution. After a short rest at the hotel, we wandered around another part of town and ended up stopping for dinner at a place right next to Fenway Park. (Paul would have approved.) We had a beer at the famous Boston Beer Works afterward.
All-in-all it was a great trip.
The minute I got home, my attention turned to soap. The debut of 808 soap is Friday - tomorrow! - and then we leave Saturday to spend a few days at the beach with Todd's family for a wedding. In lieu of a website, our soap has a facebook page. If you haven't already, please become a fan so you can stay in touch with what's going on with us. :) I will also be posting pictures of First Friday as soon as I can.