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It’s around this time of year when I fondly remember all the reasons that I came to fall in love with Boston. The beautiful weather accompanied by the colors of Spring when all the flowers are blooming, the trees are finally green with new leaves and the City is full of people who want to spend every second outdoors. Of course, let’s not forget one of Boston’s favorite things about this time of year, baseball season.

This year is very special for the Red Sox, as Fenway Park celebrates its 100 year. The Boston Globe compiled a wonderful slide show of pictures that showcase the celebration itself (which was on Friday, April 20).

Contrast that with a fantastic time to be in Texas – bluebonnet season. Sure, baseball is also underway in Texas, but it’s the bluebonnets that seem to have me missing home more and more these days. If you haven’t gotten a chance to see the bluebonnets, I would absolutely recommend it. The great part about seeing bluebonnets is that they are everywhere. Just drive around the Hill Country and you’ll see them off the highway.

CNN actually put photos of the bluebonnets on their website (which was surprising to me) but a great look at these wonderful flowers. If you want a really fantastic photo essay on the flower, check out the April edition of Texas Monthly.

While Spring is winding down in Texas, it’s only just begun here in Boston. Despite the differences of Spring in each place, it certainly is a season to get people out and about again. Maybe that’s why it’s my favorite…but you never know. It could be all about baseball.

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Happy (Red Sox) Truck Day!

Apparently, today is a day to celebrate! Today is known as Truck Day! It is the day the Red Sox officially finish packing up the truck and head down to Florida for spring training. I didn’t even realize this was a big deal – but I’ve seen quite a few news articles on this already today, so it must be something worth mentioning here!

Beginning of the Season is So Good!

Here’s the general idea: the Red Sox staff loads up a truck full of gear and equipment in less than two days. It’s driven straight to Florida, where it’s set to arrive on Thursday. The players report on Sunday for the beginning of spring training. Fans and media are invited to the official send off of the truck – and Wally and other Red Sox staff give away swag to those in attendance. Not a bad way to get fans excited about an upcoming season – especially one that is already being hyped up as “So Good, So Good, So Good”!

Be sure to check out the Boston Globe’s photo gallery of the event: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/gallery/2011/02_08_truckday/

For more information on Truck Day, check out ESPN’s blog: http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/red-sox/post/_/id/7888/rite-of-spring-training-happy-truck-day

And on a more important note: Go Sox!