As you can imagine the bombings hit all of us in the area quite hard. Not just the Boston Area but locally and personally because of my relationship with Arlene and her daughters. I did not know Krystle Campbell but Arlene and her daughters knew her. The kids went to school and played together. As you may or may not know I live next door. Krystle's family home is a two minute walk from my driveway.
So Arlene, her daughter Allison and I went to the restaurant, which was loud and packed. It didn't hurt that a Boston Bruins playoff game was on television. I brought my old, by today's standards, 5 mega pixel camera. It did give a few problems as it wouldn't zoom when I tried shooting video. When I used the flash for photo's the slight delay after the flash combined with any movements I might have made combined with the packed house made some pictures a bit blurry. A couple are good enough to show.
This not my photo. I found it on the Internet. It was shot in the center of town here locally in the center of town.
This next shot is near the entrance of the restaurant. Lot's of hustle and bustle. The blurriness of the picture shows the constant motion of the room. It was crowded and loud, but that's ok. There was a playoff game and the World Series Trophy is a draw. You'd be a fool to think that it wouldn't be any other way. There were raffle drawings and a $10.00 fee to your picture with the trophy all to raise money for the scholarship.
I have a picture of myself with the other two trophies from 2004 and 2007 so I didn't get one this time but I gave the $10 anyway.
As it turned out, after being told it would be a half hour wait, we waited and waited. A half hour passed and we were understanding. The place was packed but after seeing people who came in after us get seated we decided to leave and go to another restaurant, my personal favorite Raso's. We weren't upset though, it was only a ten minute drive as we live almost an equal distance from each place.
Apart from a martini each nobody ordered anything fancy.
Allison had Pasta Fagioli which just means beans and macaroni
I had a prosciutto panini which is a toasted prosciutto, fresh mozzarella and roasted pepper sandwich.
Arlene had a cheese burger. I think we all knows what that looks like. I only post the pictures and describe what we had because this is known as Italian peasant food not some fancy dish and I'm not sure if this stuff is popular in other parts of the country. The northeast has a large Italian population. Boston and my city have large Italian populations. I'm sure there are other large populations in other large cities but it's a big country and there are people from all over the world here.
You know what? As bad as the video is (and it is) I'm going to post it. I lightened it up a bit but it's still dark, but it sure is noisy.
So all and all it was a pleasant day. Alright it's time for me to get myself together
I'm outta here.