Randomness From Boston

I'm apologizing upfront for the quality of my posts this week.  I have very little time to sit down with my laptop here, I've got family members sharing my hotel room (which means NOISE, interruptions, and general chaos), and I'm just plain wiped out by the end of each day.

I've taken over 300 photos so far, but I've had maybe five minutes to glance at the ones I've taken.  I'll have lots of stories and photos to share with you in coming days, but the best of them may be a day or two down the road … possibly even next week, if things don't slow down a little.

Instead, today I'm just going to make a list of what I've been doing/thinking/experiencing on this trip.  

•  I can't look at another bowl of clam chowder for a long, long, time.

•  I'm going to cry when I say good-bye to my daughter this week.

•  It's absolutely beautiful in Boston.

•  It has been hot as hell here, but not that humid.

•  I've been outside every day, so far, from morning until sunset.

•  The Duck Tour was fun.

•  I'm not getting enough sleep.

•  I've eaten too much and the low-carb thing hasn't worked so well on this trip.

•  Don't mix alcohol and pain meds accidentally.  Ever.

•  I took a Swan Boat ride in the Public Garden and I enjoyed it way more than I should have.

•  I think Swan Boats are probably designed for three year olds.

•  Pizzeria Regina in the North End is to die for.  

•  Why doesn't California have pizza that even comes close to Boston/New York?

•  Everything about the North End is fabulous.

•  I don't know who Saint Anthony is, but the feast/festival for him was a blast.

•  I'm starting to get a feel for the layout of this city, but that doesn't mean I won't get lost again.

•  I don't like cannoli, and I might be the only person on earth who feels that way.

•  There are much better places for seafood here than Legal Seafood.

•  I wish I had time to go to Salem and visit all the fun witch stuff, but I don't.

•  Today, I'm taking an hour or two just for photography.  I can't wait.  No family members allowed.  : )

•  Something is biting me here and it isn't mosquitoes. 

•  Does anyone know what's biting me? 

•  I went on a tour of Fenway Park.  It was very hot.  

•  The Fenway Park tour guide was absolutely funtastic.

•  Yes, I do love baseball.

•  Fanueil Marketplace is nice, but overrated.  

•  Or maybe I'm just used to outdoor malls?

•  I'm not going to have time to do everything I want to while I'm here.

•  My arm hurts like hell.  Think:  travel, luggage, and a camera that hasn't left my side for a moment in the last several days.  

•  They don't make pain meds strong enough for my pain levels right now.

•  It's worth it – I'm living my life, not watching it pass me by.

•  Remind me of that when I take my next shot with my camera and gasp in pain.

•  Don't tell Dr. Painless, but I haven't worn my brace even once on this trip.  (I'm already in too much pain – I can't bear it!)

•  People here have been very nice to me.  

•  People here are REAL.  

•  It will be difficult to go back to the superficial people of Orange County.

•  The Prudential Center – wow!

•  I haven't gotten a minute of museum time yet and if my son has his way, I won't.

•  I've never seen so many bronze statues in my life, they're everywhere.

•  I love all the big trees.

•  I love all the OLD mixed with NEW.

•  There's so much more to tell you, but I have people clamoring for my attention right now.

•  I hope you'll be patient.

© Twenty Four At Heart

9 Responses to “Randomness From Boston”

  1. Anne Gibert

    You must go to the Museum of Fine Arts and the Gardner. See the Gardner to look at the empty spaces where the Rembrandt and Vermeer were stolen.
    Have you tried driving in Boston? Do that for an adrenalin rush.

  2. di

    Mosquito bites, chigger bites, bedbug bites… hmmmm Your guess is as good as mine. We seem to be having chiggers in our grass and MAN are their bites itchy and obnoxious looking as well.
    Di

  3. Kristen

    I don’t like cannoli either! I was so disappointed the first time I tried it, the taste and texture were not what I expected. Love the recap so far!

  4. missy

    Have you walked the Freedom Trail? It sounds like you have covered lots of territory. Be sure to see the cemeteries with the headstones of famous founding fathers, etc. Also go to Paul Revere’s house. Interesting. I love the North End too! Great food. Too bad you can’t get to Salem – very interesting. i just love Boston!

  5. mel

    I couldn’t agree with you more on Regina’s. Faneuil Hall is overrated. It reminds me of 3rd Street Promenade in Cali. How do you know it’s not mosquitoes? Eeek? your hotel doesn’t have bed bugs does it?

  6. Jenn in Tenn

    So glad you’re having a great time in Boston! Soak it up!!
    (I don’t care much for cannoli either!)

  7. Alan

    Boston IS a beautiful city. But it’s perfect in the fall. You’re maybe a month and a half too early. Hope you enjoyed Fenway! Classic baseball stadium!

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