Monday, January 21, 2008

Martin Luther King Celebration reported in Boston

Every year for the last four or five years we have gotten together with our friends the Shaw's and the McEvoys to celebrate Marting Luther King Day. It is a tradition that started by accident and we had so much fun it has continued. One year Linda wimped out because of the snow and we celebrated in Sanford, but every other year we have traveled to Boston to celebrate in style.

We always go to Maggiano's, an Italian restaurant that serves family style. It is so yummy, we love it.
We have tried taking the T in, (usually too cold), we talk of taking the Amtrak train in (too expensive) but we usually drive and park in the parking garage over the restaurant. Us girls are waiting for the guys to catch up in the Parking Garage.

We honor Reverend King and his work by stopping at this statue and reflect on Lincoln and the Emancipation. This statue is a duplicate of one in Washington DC.

Note that Lincoln's hand is on the Emancipation Proclamation.

It says "A Race Set Free and the country at peace. Lincoln rests from his labors." I personally think this statue is a little demeaning. Oh well, it adds meaning to our little getaway.

This year we stopped at the Kennedy Library. It was too late to go see the exhibits, but we walked around and visited the gift shop. I hope to go there soon, it looks interesting.

Mostly we just pig out and have a good time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You guys ate around the corner from my old office. Also, the JFK museum is nice. I've been there a few times. I spent MLK day on my parents couch watching BBC America. It was great.