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Boston Marathon Pictures

This year was our 1st time running boston. There were 26,776 entrants, 23,071 starters and 22,588 finishers in the 114th race. It was a beautiful and amazing Patriots day. They estimate that there were around 500,000 spectators and 8,000 race day volunteers. Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s best-known road racing events.The Boston Marathon is considered to be one of the more difficult marathon courses because of the Newton hills, which culminate in Heartbreak Hill near Boston College. I’ll post a story about our Boston marathon experience but until then here are some pictures of our trip.

The course ran

Us at the expo picking up our numbers, very excited for race day!

Some pictures from race day. We have not purchased the CD yet :)

Us at Athletes Village anticipating the start

Pictures from the race

Our official chip times

Our celebration dinner back in Rockport at an awesome little lobster spot. Fresh caught by their company and only $9.99

Followed by a night of Microbrews at the local brewery to help ease some of the soreness in our legs. Looks pretty plain from the outside but the place is a blast! They have homebrew night on Mondays and we got to meet the brew mister who let us taste many of their beers that have not been released yet for free. They were very excited we were there after competing in the Marathon.

Some other pictures from our trip. We had a wonderful time exploring the area. We started our trip in the cape and then moved to the small fishing town of Rockport as well as going in and out of downtown Boston.

our funny little rental car

one of the many lighthouses on the cape

the 1st spring flowers in bloom

The wellfleet bookstore and cafe. We had great local oysters here

A castle in Gloucester which is a fishing village right next to Rockport where we stayed

The town of Gloucester

one of the revolution war canyons

Fishermen’s memorial

I liked the bible quote on the memorial “They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters: These see the works of the lord and his wonders in the deep.” Makes me think of all the amazing things Shiloh and I see when we are out fishing.

In Boston

The old north church where Robert Newman, climbed the steeple and held high two lanterns as a signal from Paul Revere that the British were marching to Lexington and Concord by sea and not by land. This fateful event ignited the American Revolution.

Where the great Samuel Adams was buried. Turns out Boston has many varieties of Samuel Adams Boston beer not available in CA. Much better than the American Lager we get. We had a Red Ale and saw they do a seasonal Oyster Stout as well.

Turns out noone new our name, but friendly people, very touristy. We actually did not have a drink or food here, just took a picture.

Well those are the pictures from our trip.