Boston: Day Zero

Fall break has come (and now gone) and I elected a rather long time ago to spend my four wonderful days of in Boston (or as I like to call it, Bah-ston).

The previous week had been a shit week, which I think is the typical feeling on Friday for many Miners. I hadn’t been feeling well as of late Thursday night and I now had a paint in my lower left ribcage that was coming and going throughout the day. To compound things, several exams had reared their ugly heads that I would need to spend a portion of my vacation studying for.

Feeling rather anxious (in a bad way), I packed my carry on with all the reference material I might need to study and Mom dropped me off at the airport just a little past 10:30pm.

Day 0: 11:35pm to 6:30am
jetBlue has a wonderful red eye flight at that takes off from Denver at 11:35pm local and lands in Boston at 5:15am local. Just enough time to get about three hours of sleep.

I was only able to get about an hour of sleep before arriving. I gathered my things, let Jeff know that I had landed, and starting walking toward the arrival area.

Perhaps the fun part about being up so early is that you can see all shops opening. I don’t why I like the feeling, but it feels good and exciting to see places opening for business…especially early in the morning. I feel part of the city at that point I guess.

There was also a man sleeping in a wheelchair. I couldn’t figure out if he was homeless or not…I should have taken a picture, but I didn’t.

Jeff and Tim picked me up (using James’ van). We made a stop at Dunkin’ Donuts for some bagels, cream cheese, and a bag of coffee to be made later, then proceeded to the dorm unit to catch some more shuteye.

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2 Replies to “Boston: Day Zero”

  1. I know, I know!

    There lots I didn’t get to do, like actually go into Boston.

    This trip wasn’t about that. This was more about me getting as far away from Mines as possible for as long as possible for as cheap as possible; Mission accomplished.

    However, I need to remedy several things, such as seeing you and actually visiting Boston. Thus, I’m planning to return!

    When? I’m looking at Spring Break (March 10-14, plus applicable weekends). I’m not going to make any plans or book any flights until I get my schedule for next semester and actually figure out how much it’s going to kick my ass.

    Thus, expect an update around the end of January.

    While I’m thinking about it, when is your spring break?

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