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I just got back from Boston, where I had the BEST time. We definitely packed a lot in in just a few days, and I’m already mapping out my next trip to visit.
The first place we hit on Thursday evening was Max Brenner near the Boston Marathon finish line and I don’t think I have been in such a vat of sin in my entire life. It was all chocolate everything – even the waffle fries (which we are still dreaming about) were covered in cocoa powder, and the sandwiches we split (I highly recommend the burger and the cheesesteak waffle sandwich) had hints of chocolate baked in. We could have eaten there every day and I would have been happy. After dinner (which was capped, of course, by a dessert pizza) we walked around the Copley Square and Boylston area before heading home to start watching Orphan Black.
On Friday, we were apprehensive about the weather – reports said it was supposed to rain and be cloudy throughout the day, but it was sunny and beautiful all morning, so we decided to take our chances and head to the beach. I could have laid there all weekend, the weather was completely perfect. (And we saw a dead jellyfish!) We packed up and had dinner with her friend Natalie at State Park, which totally reminded me of a cabin in the UP of Michigan, before heading to Natalie’s Improv Boston show. Dani and I had never seen improv live before, and it was really great! After the early show, we took the bus over to Lawn On D, which was showing Jaws. Since Dani is scared of sharks and I don’t care about 80’s movies, we just stuck around long enough to have a cocktail, but it seemed like there were a lot of activities and food trucks to make it a fun night. We headed back home to order pizza and continue on our Orphan Black quest.
Saturday was still beautiful and sunny, so we took advantage of spending some more time outside. We ate at a little cafe near her place before jumping on the bus to the JFK Library and Museum. We thought there would have been more about his death, but I did really like the recreations of the Oval Office and how they focused on the media coverage that the Kennedys brought to government, from the presidential debates to the White House tours. From there we went over to Faneuil Hall, got some gelato, and then spent some time on the Harbor Walk. I could just live my whole life on a boat… if I knew someone who owned one. After walking through Little Italy, we decided to cook dinner at home, and… you guessed it, watch Orphan Black. We love TV so we decided to try to make it as far through a new show as we could – I can’t lie, we did a lot of damage! Since I had to work on Sunday, we watched it for eight hours straight over computers and coffee. It was still warm and sunny, so we decided to head out on a sunset cruise up the Charles River around Harvard and Boston University. It was a really great way to cap the weekend!
As I was standing and waiting to get the bus to meet Dani for lunch on Monday before hitting the airport, the skies of course opened, but I’m so happy that the weather held off until then (and was even more glad when I landed safely in Baltimore after what was easily the most turbulent plane ride of my entire life!)