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Yesterday wrapped up our very quick trip to Massachusetts on the tour. Tyler, Diana, and I drove there on Monday afternoon in our stylish mini-van designed for the ultimate soccer mom. This was Tyler’s first time to Boston so he took half a day and explored the city with a climb up the Bunker Hill Monument and miles of walking and catching up with an old friend. Diana and I took full advantage of our New England locale and made as many visits to Dunkin’ Donuts as possible. Wednesday morning rolled in and it was project time already. We worked on Pier 1 of the Charlestown Navy Yard and it was awesome to be working in such a historic place. The U.S.S. Constitution and the U.S.S. Cassin Young were docked on either side of the Pier and the Boston skyline was in the background. We had a small but eager group of volunteers including Southwest employees, an AirTran employee, friends of Diana and Tyler, and an SCA employee. To start off the day Ethan from the Park gave a quick history lesson on the area and then Diana and I gave our safety talk complete with flight parodies and of course hand signals to further clarify. Our task was to remove weeds from hardscapes on the Pier to make the area more visually appealing for the millions of visitors it gets every year. This may sound boring and tedious but it was actually very relaxing and the morning went by very quickly. We were lucky the weather cooperated and it was cloudy and cool throughout the morning. All in all we filled two 55 gallon buckets with weeds. After the project Tyler and I enjoyed lunch at the Warren Tavern that dates back to the 1700’s! Tyler got his bowl of New England clam chowder that he was itching to try and they had great vegetarian options too.