When the Patriots won the Super Bowl, I knew I wanted to go to the parade. Not because I'm particularly a fan, but because we'd already been to parades for the Bruins in 2011 and the Sox in 2013 (I also was motivated by the Fingerwarmer photo opportunity). It felt like a badge of honor to claim perfect attendance at the parades for the three Boston championships won since we moved to Boston.
But a parade in February is very different from a parade in June or November. Especially this February, with a foot of snow every Sunday/Monday like clockwork. I layered up, pulled on my trusty L.L. Bean gear, grabbed some hand warmers, and took the Green Line to Copley.
Despite the frigid temperatures and mountains of snow, a good crowd stood waiting for the team to pass. Two hours later, duck boats full of players and staff, trucks with confetti cannons, and all four Super Bowl trophies slowly made their way down Boylston. Even with cold appendages, it was a fun morning basking in Boston pride. (Fingerwarmers loved the parade, too.)
See all of our parade photos on Flickr.
Bruins in 2011 | Red Sox in 2013 | Patriots in 2015 | Revolution... soon? | Celtics... someday