Monday, September 12, 2011

Travelblog: The Great Noreaster—Episode 2

EAT AT TED'S  Seriously—eat at Ted's!  I highly encourage you to visit Ted's Hamburgers in Meriden, CT (or their other two locations in Connecticut) and check out their world famous steamed hamburgers, as seen on "Drive-Ins, Diners & Dives", "Man Vs. Food" and "Hamburger America", et al.  This photo is my actual dinner from last Friday evening, and it was outstanding.  The meat itself was tasty enough, but the gooey melted cheese totally made the burger.  It reminded me of the tangy cheese they put on my chicken burritos at Margarita's in K.C.

WE GOT TO GET OURSELVES BACK TO THE GAAAARDEN  The last time I saw the old Boston Garden scoreboard was in 1994 when it was still in use at the Bruins game I attended.  I'm pleased to report that it still exists and now hangs in the food court at the Watertown Mall, about four miles west of Fenway Park.  Not sure if it's still functional, but it's great that they preserved it.

HIT IT HERE!  Also during that 1994 excursion to Beantown, I got to see Fenway Park for the first time...from the outside.  This time, I actually got IN the place via the official Fenway Park tour, which was totally worth the low, low price of 12 Yankee (sorry, Sox fans) dollars.  I snapped this photo from the front row of the right field party deck seats just above Ted Williams' retired #9 on the facade.  The tour guides were almost as entertaining as the park itself, and I think I enjoyed this tour more than I would've enjoyed an actual game at the Fens, considering the high ticket prices and limited availability thereof.  I got to see more of the place this way anyhow...