Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Back With a Boston Recap!

IN THE NEWS: Man allegedly takes car on 1,000-mile test drive. Read more HERE.

Well, I'm back from my trip!

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE Boston? (Too bad. I just did.)

In fact, I love it so much and kept bragging about it to all my friends that I took them all up with me this time. We go into town (after a mere 45 min flight) and we took them first to Faneuil Hall and Durgin Park for dinner.

Saturday turned out to be a beautiful fall day, so we went on a walking tour around town. This is Acorn Street--a narrow lane paved with cobblestones, often mentioned as the most picturesque (or the most frequently photographed) street in the United States.

(And you can see why)

After a quick bite to eat at The Bull & Finch Pub--AKA Cheers-- we took a tour of Fenway Park!







We had dinner at Panza in the North End--which is the Italian section in town. We tried to get some cannolis at Mike's Pastry but the line was out the door and down the block, so we had dessert at Cafe Vittoria (which was just as yummy!)

Sunday was a wash of a day--weather wise--which actually turned out fine since we were pretty tired from Friday and Saturday and had a late start anyway. And since our hotel was hooked onto The Prudential Center, we didn't have to venture outside until dinner time.

We had dinner at Jacob Wirth's in the theater district since we had tickets for a show called Shear Madness--an improvisation and humorous whodunit where the audience gets to solve the crime. Our seats were right in front so we had a great time interacting with the cast!


Anyhew... we got home Monday and I spent Tuesday trying to play e-mail catch-up (which I'm still desperately trying to do) :)

Have you ever been to Boston?

24 comments:

Jessica said...

Sounds fun! No, never been to Boston. I wish. LOL

Chicki said...

You have such great vacations. Are you going to the NJRW convention this weekend?

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Love your new signature!

Never been to Boston, though my hubby has and it's one of our to-hit-together spots when time and funds are available.

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Kittie Howard said...

Boston is like magic. And you hit all the magical spots!! Good going! My husband's from New Hampshire (like driving thru a postcard). But with in-laws/family there, we had more fun in Boston--Harry's a BIG Red Sox fan--will have to show him your pics this evening--I especially loved the pic of Acorn Street. Thanks for sharing your fun!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Chicki: YES! Leaving early Friday.

Kittie: Love New Hamsphire, too. And Vermont, and Maine... oh, ALL of New England! LOL

Tamika: said...

I'm so glad to hear you had a wonderful trip. Boston sounds, and looks lovely.

Thanks for including all the wonderful pictures and restuarants. You never know I may be able to visit one day.

Happy writing...

CKHB said...

It's where I live! Glad you enjoyed your stay here!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

There is a Veggietales song that talks about going to Boston in the fall. Couldn't stop thinking about it as I saw your pics and read about your trip.
My profound thoughts for the day.
~ Wendy

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

Oh, and like Eileen, I love your signature, too. Would love to know how to pull that off.

Susan R. Mills said...

I've never been to Boston. It's a place I've always found fascinating, though. Glad you had a good time.

Stephanie Faris said...

It's so beautiful up there. I went to a lot of places you did. Did you try Legal Seafood? Odd name for a place but it was excellent. It was quite a culture shock for me because I've lived in the south all my life. And Bostonians are VERY northern, even moreso than New Yorkers.

Jen Chandler said...

The only time I've been to Boston was to change flights from Charleston to Ireland. As a history buff, I've heard that it's an amazing place to visit! Glad you enjoyed your time there!

Jen

Renee said...

Jennifer, it sounds like you had a wonderful time. The only time I've even traveled east of the Mississippi was my trip to DC for RWA Nationals, and that was no 45 minute flight. ;)

I'd love to take some time and explore the East, especially Boston.

Heather Sunseri said...

I've never been to Boston, but would love to see many of the places you talk about. I'll have to add that to my growing list.

Anissa said...

I've always wanted to go to Boston. Ah...Fenway.

PatriciaW said...

Loved Boston. Haven't been there in years, but I enjoy cities that have a rich history.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

I'll get there someday. I have been to the airport--does that count?

Jennifer Shirk said...

Elizabeth: No, that doesn't count. LOL! Logan airport is NOT impressive. :)

Jen C: LOVE Charleston!

Elspeth Antonelli said...

Never been. Would like to though. From the views of it I've seen in movies or on television it looks like a lovely city.

Glad I've found your blog!

Elspeth

Jill Kemerer said...

Oh, you make me want to go to Boston. Like right now! The pictures are gorgeous, and the restaurants sounded delicious. So glad you had a great time!

Terri Tiffany said...

Awesome sounding trip! Pack me the next time!

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

No, I haven't, but I'm glad you got to go! Sounds like a great trip. Welcome back!

Diane said...

Sounds like a great time. Love Acorn Street! :O)

Dawn Simon said...

I LOVE Massachusetts! We have lots of family there--I went almost every summer growing up.

What a great trip! Thanks for sharing photos too. Pictures add so much.