Tuesday, July 01, 2008

hodgeapalooza in boston

This past weekend was spent in Boston where I met and hung out with about 23 members of an online community group for Hodgkin's survivors and their families. People came from all over: Connecticut, Maine, California, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Kentucky, Mississippi, Washington, D.C, Nevada, and even as far away as Scotland.

It was a great weekend. After months and in some cases years of communicating online where we have found invaluable support and information from each other, we got together for the first time and spent the weekend enjoying some of the sites of Boston and Salem, Massachusetts. This was only my second trip out of Gotham in about 11 months. The day trip to Philadelphia a few months back to see the Frida Kahlo exhibition was my first.

Saturday's highlight was a Duck Tour of Boston and the Charles River. The guide, who was very entertaining, made countless jokes about my Yankees. He took every opportunity to remind us of the Red Sox's recent world titles, but it was in good humor.

Sunday was spent in Salem mostly, where I took a historical tour followed by enjoying a cookout with the others.

This Hodgeapalooza was an amazing success.

9 Comments:

Comment Blogger Kelly Kane said...

Yay a group photo!!!!! :)

10:56 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Hodgapalooza!!!

11:47 PM  
Comment Blogger Michelle J said...

So dude, whats up? Your leaving soon right? Get together in the near future??? :O)
M

7:47 PM  
Comment Anonymous erin and zach said...

I am jealous - wish we could have been there to have a drink with you all! Such a nice lookin' group!!!

10:57 AM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Hey, Michelle. I'll email u.

6:32 PM  
Comment Blogger Duane said...

Thanks Erin and Zach. I'm sure you would have enjoyed it. No worries though. The next one is in the works.

6:33 PM  
Comment Blogger Ryan said...

Yeah, I was the hick from Kentucky!
Great meeting you Duane!

11:44 PM  
Comment Blogger Kathy - Eric's Mom said...

Hey Duane, Sounds like you guys had a blast! Fun to see the pics.

Cheers,
Kathy

8:50 AM  
Comment Blogger laulausmamma said...

Duane - LOVED meeting you and spending the weekend together at the Hodgeapalooza get together!! It was an awesome time. You are the nicest guy - I sincerely mean that my friend!!

((HUGS))
Susan (from California)

4:50 PM  

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