Allison, Eva and I went to Boston today to see Ellis Paul perform a kids show at Club Passim. It was such a fun day but it is late and I’ll tell you all the details tomorrow. The day started with the annual fire truck parade downtown.
|The parade coincides with the annual Kids Day festivities. Each year the town does a major Kids Day event that includes rides and games and fireworks. The fireworks are done by Atlas Fireworks (@AtlasFireworks). We usually watch them from the house. I didn’t go to the roof and shoot them though. We watched from the windows of the dining room.
Allison thought ahead and got Eva some earplugs because the firetruck parade is LOUD. Every truck is blaring their horns over and over and downtown is an echo chamber.
After the parade we popped over to the Library with our friends Michelle and her kids. The kids went to the little reading room and I went and renewed my library card. I wanted to pick up the next book in the Sword of Truth series. Apparently only Wizard’s First Rule is on Kindle. So I was able to pick up Stone of Tears from the Library and will finished the series using the physical books. Dang you Terry Goodkind for writing such a cool series of books. I’m totally sucked in.
After the library we drove up to the Alewife Station to go into Harvard Square to Club Passim to see Ellis Paul perform a kid’s show. We love Ellis’ Cd The DragonFly Races. This was Eva’s first ever CD and she enjoys listening to “Mr. Ellis” as we drive. We took the train in to the city and when we arrived, well, that is when the fun started. What happened next, well it was a family bonding experience like no other.
It was pouring cats, dogs and elephants out there. We scurried over to a CVS and picked up an umbrella. The umbrella was of no particular use and since it was un-flippable, it immediately flipped and became a water catcher. We dashed up and down the streets of Boston. And when I say streets, I really mean rivers. As we ran through the rushing waters of the streets of Boston there were times when I felt we were going to be swept away in the current. We saw a group of girls running along and saw one get her sandals sucked right off her feet.
We made it to the club and there we bought three t-shirts so that we could be somewhat dry. Once we did that we got to our table and sat back and enjoyed a hell of a show. Eva was given a box of 24 crayons and a dragonfly races coloring page. We got to work coloring that thing in. Eva loved it.
I have to interject that luckily I took my camera in my FStopGear Navin. The bag is one tough sucker and for the most part it kept really dry. It did get wet because water was coming at us from all directions, but the important thing was that the camera itself did not get wet. I’m pretty impressed.
The concert was so much fun. Ellis played with Don Conoscenti. We were glad to see that Don recovered from his accident a while back. He’s a great musician and we’re glad to see him up and playing. Ellis played a ton of songs from the album but also a few standards like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”. Eva was beside herself loving every minute of the show. She was singing, laughing, clapping and dancing all from her seat. It was one amazing afternoon that we all enjoyed.
After the show we talked with Ellis and told him how much we enjoyed the show. He enjoyed our shirts.
On the way home we stopped by Friendly’s for dinner. It was a great day all around. We had so much fun.
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