B is for Boston
After a great couple of days in Boston, we are back. I’m freezing in our little apartment this morning because I’m too cheap to turn on the heater. But I kind of like the cold when I wake up. It makes Fall feel more real. I’m still in disbelief that Summer is over and that the holidays are right around the corner. Where did time go?
If I wasn’t aware that it was Fall before, I sure am now after driving four hours through beautiful color-changing leaves. The drive to Boston was unbelievable. The entire time I just kept saying, “Wow… look at that tree!” TJ probably got sick of it, but it was gorgeous and I couldn’t get over it.
Anyway, enough of that. I want to tell you about our trip! TJ’s old roommate/high school bestie served his mission in Boston a while back and so he and his wife planned the trip to see the area again. Since we hadn’t seen them for a while, I had never been to Boston, and TJ and I really needed some time together (we haven’t had a real date since we moved here… five months guys!), we decided we really wanted to make a vacation out of it.
On our way up there, we stopped at Yale. We felt like fish out of water there, since we are in our mid twenties and carting our child around through the prestigious school. Can we just talk about Yale and their corridors? They have these crazy arches and doors to get into buildings, locked up with iron gates and beautiful type overhead. TJ was in architectural heaven. He couldn’t stop talking about the buildings and I couldn’t stop talking about the changing leaves. Yale was quite a site and totally worth the stop.
We all stayed at this resort right on the ocean in Nantasket. It was BEAUTIFUL. To get there, you have to drive through tons of little towns filled with old homes, big trees, and windy roads. And to have the ocean right there? Amazing. I literally cried on our way home because I fell in love with the area and want to move there right now.
On Thursday, we headed into the city and just explored. We went to Quincy Market and to about half of the places on the Freedom Trail. We then met up with Ryan and KacyAnn at the aquarium. We scored free tickets since Ryan had an old library membership there, so that was awesome. Eva, as usual, just ran around yelling, “More more more!” We were disappointed there weren’t big sharks but the penguins and sea lions made up for it!
We wrapped up the night by eating dinner in Little Italy and then walking back through the city to see Boston Common, which is where a homeless man yelled at me (when he saw Eva on her leash) saying he’d put me on a leash. At first we were pretty put off, plus embarrassed since tons of people were around to hear it. But we got over it and now will remember our first time being heckled for putting Eva on a harness. You gotta do what you gotta do, am I right?
More to come later…
Oh gosh how I love Boston! It’s one of my favorite cities!! Glad to see you all enjoyed your trip, even with the homeless man yelling at you! That can be a little scary!!