I had tickets, bought & PAID, 4-minutes
after they went on sale!
Buying tickets for Christmas Revels the DAY they go on sale to the public has been a cherished, yearly ritual for at least the last 8-years. It used to be for ‘Revels North‘ (at Dartmouth) and it had to be the front row.
The last few years we have been going to the ‘mothership’, the original Revels in Cambridge, Mass at the incomparably beautiful Sanders Theatre. We like the center balcony seats. At first I only managed to get the 2nd row — which wasn’t bad. But, I wanted to very front row. Last year I succeeded! I had my finger on the button at 12:00 so I can get in. Obviously MEMBERS had been able to buy tickets for a ‘month’ prior to I so quite few seats were gone.
This year was going to be difficult. We were in Maine for a wedding. We would have been checked out of the hotel by noon, so it was IMPERATIVE that we were somewhere with reliable Wi-Fi well ahead of noon. We went to my sister-in-law’s place. I had all the credentials (URL, passwords, seat numbers) in TRIPLICATE — on paper & electronically. I do not take chances. Worked out. SMILE. More seats had been booked by members this year than last. But, I still snagged 5 front row seats. They are good. We are happy. We already know who is seated where!
I am happy. See you there. Cheers.
I had tickets, bought & PAID, 3-minutes
after they went on sale!
Buying tickets for Christmas Revels the DAY they go on sale to the public has been a cherished, yearly ritual for at least the last 7-years. It used to be for ‘Revels North‘ (at Dartmouth) and it had to be the front row.
The last few years we have been going to the ‘mothership’, the original Revels in Cambridge, Mass at the incomparably beautiful Sanders Theatre. We like the center balcony seats. The last few years I have only managed to get the 2nd row — which isn’t bad. But, I wanted to try for the very front row.
The tickets went on sale, to the general public, at 12:00pm today, Saturday, October 20, 2018. It was on my online calendar for the last 2-days.
I made sure that I completed my 3.5-mile run early just to be on time. I was at my computer, ready to go, at 11:40am. By 11:55am, I was logged on — credit card in hand.
Right at noon, as soon as the ‘BUY’ button appeared I was on it. It took a few seconds for it to respond. No messing around. I knew exactly what 4 seats I wanted. Went straight for them — like a laser. Snagged them. No messing around. Paid for them.
All done in 3-minutes. I am sure I was one of the first to buy tickets. I am happy. See you there. Cheers.
Devanee took this picture with her Google Pixel phone.
Search ‘Museum of Science’.
We are members so it didn’t cost us for the visit.
We all wanted to check out the ‘Mirror Maze‘ — having read about it multiple times in the material we get from the Museum.
Though it is free, they issue TIMED TICKETS to limit the number of people going through the Maze. We opted for 4:40pm tickets.
It was still busy and crowded.
The maze is quite amazing. Very clever and compelling.
But, in my opinion having a large crowd spoils it. You are essentially following others in a line. So, basically you are taking a path already predetermined for you.
Though I gather that they clean the mirrors regularly you can still see the fingerprints. So, you can tell where the mirrors are. Since I did not want to walk into mirrors I used my hands ahead of me. But, right at the end, with the exit in sight and a Museum volunteer egging me on that I was nearly there, I did make a wrong turn. The volunteer found that very funny.
The battery of my Google Pixel 2 had died by then — after taking 321 pictures. So, I couldn’t get any pictures of the maze. I hope to go back before it is removed. So, next time I might be able to get some pictures.
‘Riverdance’ (20 Years) Will Be In Manchester, NH For Just One Performance — Wednesday, June 7, 2017.
Watch a clip of ‘Riverdance’
with original creator and lead dancer Michael Flatley.
As many of you know, I like most things Celtic.
I saw the original ‘Riverdance‘, in Boston, probably 20 years ago. It was definitely in that time frame.
Since then I have seen ‘Lord of the Dance‘ twice, the first time with Michael Flatley. I have seen a third show based on the first two whose name I can’t remember.
I have the ‘Riverdance’ DVD and have watched it a few times, not counting the PBS reruns.
I do like ‘Riverdance’ BUT if push came to shove would have to say I prefer ‘Lord of the Dance’.
I want to make sure that YOU don’t miss this. So, I am giving you a timely heads up. Tickets are available.
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Taken with a rented Nikon D500.
These pictures taken on August 17, 2016.
We visited the aquarium 3 days running!
Attribution WILL be enforced.
Teischan (now 10) was really captivated by the ‘New England Aquarium‘, in Boston, when we visited in May 2016 (though that, by a long chalk, was not her first time). She had however never been to the one in Mystic — we having gone there prior to her birth. Given that Mystic Aquarium was now been hailed as the best in New England I decided to take her there while her memories of Boston were still fresh.
She loved the Mystic Aquarium. Said it was better than Boston — which is true. Mystic is larger and has more variety (and exhibits) with the two Beluga whales and the alligators making all the difference.
Nearly all of the online reviews I saw for this aquarium, in one way or another, mentioned that the prices were high. Well, that is NOT really the case. As a Senior I paid just $3 more than what I would have paid in Boston albeit with Teischan’s ticket $8 more expensive. BUT, here is the rub. While standing in line to buy the tickets I noticed on the HUGE ‘ticket option’ board that the STANDARD tickets (which we were buying) were valid for 3 days! Yes, I appreciate that this enticing offer will not work for everybody — BUT it did for us. We were staying just around the corner and were scheduled to be in Mystic for 3-days. BINGO. So we did visit 3 times, once each day and that was NEAT. That made it extra special. So please NOTE — tickets valid for 3 days.
Yes, Boston has a BIGGER central tank, larger jellyfish displays and a much more expansive penguin display. Plus its location right on the harbor is cool.
But Mystic has a huge outdoor area with the Belugas, sea lions, seals, penguins and turtles. They even have an aviary. And then the ALLIGATORS.
The prices for the shows, ‘feedings’ and refreshments aren’t that bad either. Nearly all the shows — and we saw “Angry Birds 4D” (and it is indeed 4D) and “Wonders of the Arctic” (in the “National Geographic” Theater). At $6/seat that was a good deal. $3 to feed the stingrays and (I think) $3 to feed the birds.
No questions. No hesitation. I wholeheartedly recommend this experience. IF you can make sure that you can at least go twice since you will definitely see more and savor things differently on the second visit.