Off to Foxboro we went yesterday. I have to stay I didn’t think I would be as excited as I was… I didnt think anyone would enjoy it as much as everyone did. It was a long ride with traffic but seeing that Gillette sign while driving down the road made it all worth it. It was like when your taking your kids to Universal Studios in Orlando and you take that exit and can see the park, excitement and awe. Even my Dolphins fan was excited.
We went to Patriot Hall where you can see the history of the sport and the history of the Patriots. It wasn’t bad for admission, anyone over 13 is $10 (thanks to the Craft family for making it affordable). The staff was very friendly and helpful. You start on the first third floor where you can see a collection of jerseys from famous quarterbacks no matter what the team, Special balls, gloves, jerseys, receiving gloves, cleats you name it for each important game. There is a section with all Tom Brady’s trophies, baby pictures of some of the Patriot’s family, and a movie of the history and struggle of the Patriot’s that lead to the empire it is now.
The second floor is all interactive, you can catch a pass like Gronk, kick a field goal, see how fast you can get off the ball as a lineman, call plays with Bill, even try on some uniforms. All the boys and big boy had fun. Even Kevin who has social media but hardly posts was posting the whole time we were there. Cameron was in heaven taking pics and doing every interactive he could. Then we found it.. all the trophies and rings, well minus one ring as the Hall has not gotten the last one yet. Everyone was just standing there taking it all in. Of course we joked with Jermaine about being in the presence of greatness.
Just like a Disney ride you end in the store so you can spend your money on Patriots gear. We ate some lunch at the CBS Scene restaurant which was good. No complaints but wasn’t great, I do have to say the Ahi Nachos are really good. I would recommend them every time. There are a ton of places to choose from to eat at Patriots Place but we chose there at the recommendation of foodie Tyler and for the fact we could see the stadium while we ate.
The drive home was full of traffic and we all took a nap before heading to dinner. We had reservations at the Azorean. Sitting at a big family style table where the service was excellent. I wont go into much detail as the boys will be reviewing every place we eat on our trip so stay soon. I can say its been the best place we have dined so far.
At the end of the day I looked back and could see all the boys, Jermaine, Alicia and Tyler, everyone had a great time. Day 2 is in the books and we will be starting day 3 with a drive into Boston to go to Faneuil Hall and the North End.