A non-road trip related post! There might be dragons
My back still recovering from 10 days in an unwieldy car, it's been a quiet first week back in Boston. I've been busying myself logging photos and catching back up with the world, watching Peaky Blinders and the Euro 2016 tournament. Life is good.
I ventured out from my butt-imprint on the couch to watch the USA play in their final group match of the Copa America. Boston kindly broadcast the game for free on a large screen at the outdoor space, the Lawn on D. Considering it had been raining most of the afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised with the size of the crowd which turned up to watch the game. And there was Samba dancing at half time.
I do enjoy the U.S.'s approach to soccer. It's not for everybody as it's vastly different from the way the rest of the world supports it (read: significantly less violent), but it was certainly more fun to watch them play than England, who drew earlier in the day to Russia in the Euro cup. Also, there's something special about being able to gather to watch a game in public with a local brew in hand.
I'll wax poetical a little longer about soccer in the U.S. another time, but I wrote a piece I found fascinating a little earlier in the year about U.S. soccer support, specifically for my team, Manchester United. I definitely recommend giving it a read - I was extremely proud of it when I finished.
The next day we went to check out the extremely blustery Dragon Boat racing along the Charles River. A pretty great location for it, all things considered!
Safely down from the windy wall Lia and I perched on to watch the last few races of the day, we head for home. Sunday night = Game of Thrones night.