Montana Trip Highlights by matt thomas

The baseball season was over, the Red Sox won the World Series. All I had known for the past for nearly 8 months was baseball every day of the week. I wanted to get away, take some time to unwind and get away. The first thing that came to mind was inspiration from the book ‘The Patagonian Express’ which chronicled the author’s trip from Boston to the mountain in Argentina. As much as I would have loved to make the same trek, I didn’t think I had the time to. So, next best option, where could I travel in the United States on Amtrak? Looking at the routes, Montana was a part of the country I had never visited before and Glacier National Park seemed like a destination that checked all the boxes I wanted to fulfill. So after. few days on the train I made it to Essex, Montana. Visited the historic Issac Walton Inn and then made my way to Whitefish and West Glacier. A few days of snowboarding and hiking in the National Park were amazing. Already thinking about when I can go back.

Hike The Whites: Part 1 by matt thomas

Starting in 2019, I decided to have one goal. I want to hike all 48 4,000 footers in New Hampshire. I started last winter, but with the Red Sox season I was pretty much preoccupied for most of the Summer and the Fall. A setback of a broken foot in June, also hampered when I planned on going across the Presidential Range during the All-Star break. But, back to 2019. The first week, I decided to head back up to New Hampshire to get my first hike completed. Eight miles later, I hiked Mt. Willey, Mt. Field and Mt. Tom. Checked 3 4,000 footers off in one day. It was only the beginning. I’ll try to get as many as I can done this winter, but it takes the rest of the year, I think I’ll be alright.

World Series Parade by matt thomas

Following the Red Sox historic season and World Series run, as is tradition, the players and coaches traveled through downtown Boston on the Duck Boats.

Red Sox Clinch ALCS in Houston by matt thomas

After winning 3 games in a row in Houston against the Astros, the Red Sox clinched the American League Championship. The Sox will now face the Dodgers in the World Series starting Tuesday night in Boston.

Red Sox Take Game 4 of ALCS by matt thomas

Red Sox Win ALDS by matt thomas

The Red Sox went to New York to face the Yankees after the series was even 1-1 after a weekend at Fenway. After a 16-1 win in Game 3, the Red Sox went back to the Bronx for Game 4. Boston got off to an early lead with a strong start from Rick Porcello. 9 innings later and a little end of the game drama, the Sox are now ALDS Champs and will face the Houston Astros in the ALCS starting on Saturday.

Red Sox Walk-Off in Series Finale by matt thomas