Last week’s adventure was a surprise trip to Boston! I really felt like I was supposed to go to the final day of the trial. The official sentencing. So I asked if it would be possible for me to go and Monday evening they called back with a plane ticket and a hotel! Tuesday morning I was on a plane to Boston.
I got to spend all of tuesday wandering around. Visiting all my favorite places and seeing some of my favorite people. I spent the afternoon with Nicole and had dinner with Dara. It was a lovely day that ended with a spectacular sunset. (we had tornado warnings, so that probably had something to do with the craziness of the sky, but still amazing)
Wednesday I spent most of the day in court. Listening to survivor’s statements, the lawyers final words, Tsarnaev even gave a statement, and then the judge’s sentencing. Maybe someday I’ll write about all of that, but this is only about the fun adventure, not the hard, emotional part of it.
After 6 hours in court, a group of survivors gathered at a restaurant to catch up and wind down from the day’s events. I saw more friends and then spent some more time wandering the city before I had to catch my train in the evening.
Every time I go to Boston I am reminded how much I love it. Its peaceful beauty, nestled on the harbor, history leaking out of its bricks. It truly is an amazing city. And I am so thankful I got to have a little adventure there last week!