Jayna, Martha, Davis, Crystal
Charlotte, Me, David
Weather and car rental fiascos aside, yesterday was fun. David's sister, Crystal is a flight attendant with American Airlines and was flying through Hartford, CT with a day long layover so she decided to rent a car and drive up to spend some time with us. Originally the plan was to go to Franklin Park Zoo if the weather was nice or the New England Aquarium if it was raining. Since she was arriving in CT Thursday night, Crystal was planning to pick up the car she had reserved early yesterday morning and drive up so we could spend the day together. The car rental place she used had other ideas however... First they told her the car wouldn't be available until 11 am. Okay, no big deal we'd still have the whole afternoon together. Then the shuttle couldn't pick her up and bring her to the rental place until noon. Still not so bad.....then 12:30....still no ride. She finally got up here around 3:30 with her friend/co-worker Martha. We took the train in with my friend Jayna and her daughter Charlotte. we knew we wouldn't really have time to do the zoo or aquarium so we changed plans to just walk around in Boston, check out the Commons and Public Garden........then it rained. So we get out the umbrellas and of course one breaks so we have to find a place to get a new one. Ugh....We did get a chance to walk around Fanieul Hall for a bit and see some interresting people...
The Silver Lady
After that we all went to dinner at Cheers which was awesome! The food was great, they had a decent selection of kids food, and the drinks were amazing. David and I are already planning a return trip there so we can order their signature drinks and get the collectable glasses and shot glasses. After dinner Crystal and Martha had to head back to CT as they had an early pickup this morning to fly out. So the five of us from around here got back on the train and headed back home. All in all a good night even if it did take us as long to get home on the train and bus as it took Crystal and Martha to drive back to CT since we missed the connecting bus by about 30 seconds and had to wait an hour for the next one.