Snapped some quick pics this morning as Michelle left for the Marathon. She had choices for where to pick up the buses to get out to the race start in Hopkinton, MA, and finally decided to join the Mass State Police contingent, which left from the Boston Athletic Club headquarters in South Boston.
She made a wise choice. After leaving her, Michelle's hubby Bob and I drove around to Boston Common, another pick-up point. Where Michelle was able to board a luxury coach quickly, at the Common thousands, literally, thousands ringed the Common from Tremont Street, along Boylston, and all the way around Charles Street (Bostonians can appreciate how far this really is), waiting to get on school buses.
One interesting/baffling thing: We were there at 7:15, early, obviously, and it was more than evident that something really big was afoot. Cops everywhere, barricades, volunteers, and, as mentioned, dozens of school buses.
So the rest of us schmoes were just waiting to be waved on. Yet one driver after another seemed to feel that honking would help. No honking. Take a breath. It's a holiday. A little embarrassed for my tourist passenger to see how rude our local drivers can be. Enough grousing. On to the pictures!