4.30.2012

boston.

(passing through o'hare airport)

Thank you so much for the supportive comments about our move! In the past few weeks, we grossly underestimated the stress of being unemployed newlyweds, with nothing but a Plan B...and a possible move to Kuwait looming, but not solid until a few days ago.

In that time, neither of us were sleeping well...maybe five hours a night. Gabe was stressed because he felt like a bad provider (he isn't), and I was stressed because I felt a bit helpless. And there were a fair amount of silly little squabbles. Initiated by yours truly, of course, because I'm the fighter in our relationship...and also the one with a self-ascribed B- in hypothetical marriage class(Wink.) But now that we have job orders, we're much better.

We decided to get out of town and celebrate the new job. So, last night we hopped a midnight plane to Boston...it feels great to travel together again. Also, we finally slept like babies. Hours and hours of sleep in a cozy hotel bed. Today we're headed for a lazy morning in bed, a little sightseeing and finally a Red Sox game at Fenway.

Any must-sees while we're in Boston? We're here through Friday. Let me know! :)

16 comments:

  1. Enjoy!!! Visit and eat everything at Faneuil Hall,have a brew at the place where everyone knows your name (Cheers), take a Boston Harbor sightseeing cruise, eat from one of the many good grease trucks, take a stroll through Chinatown, have a burrito at Bolocco, go to the Sam Adams Brewery, eat a hot dog at Fenway, and visit the aquarium if you can.

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  2. Boston is a very walkable city, so hopefully, the weather is nice and you can walk around and take lots of photos. It's beautiful this time of year. Go to Flour for the best sticky buns ever. Go to the North End for Italian food and stop by Mike's Pastries for a lobster tail or cannoli. Go to Figs for pizza. Hmm...so much of this revolves around food. Are you surprised? For the touristy stuff, you can do the Freedom Trail. It starts a Boston Common and you follow a red line on the ground to see all the Revolutionary War sites like Paul Revere's house and Old North Church. I love the Museum of Fine Arts--great way to spend an afternoon! Have fun!

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  3. The North End is a definite must!! And Castle Island is a nice little area to walk around - get hot dogs and burgers at Sullivan's and sit by the water.

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  4. Ditto with Lauren's advice, go to Mike's Pastry in the North End and grab a chocolate chip ricotta cannoli. Trust me on this one.

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  5. Glad you guys are feeling better and finally sleeping at night. You must be so relieved to know what happens next.

    As for Boston and things to see/do,
    this might be a bit silly, but I'm a children't librarian so I'll just say it... Go see the ducklings, from the classic picture book Make Way for Ducklings- they're at the Boston Public Garden and I've heard that they are adorable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Make_Way_for_Ducklings

    Hope you two have a wonderful time! I've always wanted to visit Boston.

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  6. Forgot to mention: fave north end restaurant is il panino and fave bakery is modern bakery though our friends who live in the north end swear by bova's? Also take a stroll along the esplanade in the back bay. We used to picnic there on nice nights. Beautiful on a day like today.

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  7. Welcome to Boston! If you enjoy museums you must visit the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, it's right by the MFA in the back fens (by Fenway) and closed on Tuesday. http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/

    Walk through Boston Common to Boston Gardens, then you have Boylston and Newbury Streets right in front of you for fun shopping and eats!
    Enjoy!

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  8. Bolocco has great burritos, and they also have fantastic milkshakes and smoothies. And no matter what you like, they have a billion options when it comes to what to put on your burrito.

    I also agree with going to the Aquarium. It's awesome!

    Go up to the top of the Prudential Center, and look out over the whole city.

    Faneuil Hall, Cheers, Boston Common.

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  9. One place I've always wanted to go!! Enjoy your time together and make some great memories! Hold in there...it always gets better.

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  10. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your move and relax a bit before it actually gets here. Enjoy! I've never been to Boston so will be looking to you for must-sees.

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  11. oh gosh, that sounds perfect. i hope you kids have so much fun!

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  12. I hope you both enjoy every bit of the little get away! <3

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  13. Umm you + I should get breakfast on Thursday!

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  14. Friendly Toast in Cambridge has the best breakfast in the world. The Common is beautiful and the Swan Boats/Public Garden are perfect for romance; it's a little chilly this week, but maybe Thursday? I've lived here for ten years and still think the Duck Tours are fun, but for more low key site seeing, definitely walk The Freedom Trail. There is a beautiful graveyard right night to the Park Street T station on the common that has the graves of Paul Revere, Samuel Adams, and other famous people. It sounds creepy, but it's such a beautiful little spot to check out.
    Boston is my favorite city, I'm glad you're here!

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  15. what a gorgeous airport photo!

    so glad that y'all are having a nice little celebration trip.

    i hope everything goes perfectly with the move!

    - l

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  16. I think it's amazing that you guys are moving to the Middle East! Wow the experiences you will have.
    As for Boston I hope you are having a fabulous time. x

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