What a great city. Stephanie, Tom, and Christopher took me all over. We saw a Redsox game, had a barbecue on their rooftop, went on a duck boat tour, and more. It's by far one of my favorite cities. It's kinda like New York, but a little more livable :)
The second day I was there, after walking through gift stores to find a sticker for my car ("Whaddaya want a bumpa sticka forrr?!") we all signed up for a whale-watching trip.
While waiting in line to get on the boat an announcement came on, "The last ship that went out had to turn around due to rough waters." But that was long before, and surely our trip would be fine...
It's a couple hours to get out to the place where the whales are, the boat stays there for about an hour, and then two hours back to the harbor. About 30 minutes in the waves started getting big... really big. You know that feeling when you're on a roller coaster and your stomach drops? It was like that, over and over. I'm not very good with nausea, and that combined with the sounds and smells of most everyone around getting sick was not pleasant. I thought I might never make it out alive. But then we saw this-
They come right near the sides of the boat, splashing and flipping and seemingly putting on a show for everyone. It was awe-inspiring. It was one of those moments where you realize how small you are and how big the world is. How wild it all is, and how perfectly nature takes care of itself.