I provide the questions, you provide the answers...please. Boston is less than a week away, and my wife and I are trying to figure out some of the logistics for our trip. So, I have some questions for all you Boston Marathon veterans.
1. Would it be worth it for my wife to drive me to the start? She would like to see me start, but I know there is limited parking. So I am wondering if it is very likely to find a place to park without getting there super early, and if my wife would be able to get out of there and still be able to see me at a couple other points along the course. Would it be better for me to just take the bus and meet my wife somewhere along the course?
2. Do you know of some good places for my wife to see me and be able to get in and out quickly?
3. While I was reading in the race booklet I got in the mail, it said that it could take considerable time getting through the finish area to meet family and friends. How long is a considerable amount of time? I don't want to spend considerable time getting through, I want to see my wife (and we have a flight leaving in the early evening that I would rather not miss).
4. Is the pre-race dinner worth the $20 we'd have to pay for my wife to get in?
5. Any other tips or advice for me or my spectators is much appreciated!
We've got a pretty packed schedule for the weekend. Since my wife spent part of her childhood near Boston, we have friends to see and visit, and then we need to fly out not long after the race (hopefully I can get a shower beforehand). I would love to meet up with some of you bloggers in the athlete's village before the start if anyone is up for that. Where would be a good place to meet?