Note: this will read best if this song is playing in the background (s/o to Fountains of Wayne for writing cute lyrics)!
This past weekend, I went to Boston for the FIRST TIME ever! I’ve been told numerous times that Boston is “so me” and that I would totally love its vibe. Almost everyone I talked to about the trip gushed over the place, and so many people even said it was their favorite city in the United States. Thus, I had high expectations of Boston and I was delightfully pleased to find that it was just as wonderful as I had been told. I visited my good chum Joe, who killed it at the host game.
Where I work, we have flexible hours, so I managed to work a lot in the beginning of the week in order to leave early on Thursday afternoon for my solo road trip up to Boston. I wanted to avoid NYC traffic, especially because I would be passing by the area around rush hour, so I ended up going this convoluted route through Poughkeepsie and allllllll the way across Connecticut. It wasn’t too bad though, because I got to briefly check the Walkway Over The Hudson (which I now totally need to go back and do during the day/the golden hour!) and I didn’t hit any bad traffic at all. So I think I won that battle.
Friday was spent exploring Boston. I’ll be writing up a more detailed post of my day + morning in the city soon, but highlights included strolling around Boston Common (so leisurely), Beacon Hill (I will live here), seeing Harvard and Cambridge (largely underwhelming), Harpoon Brewery (AMAZING) and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (largely fascinating):
We ended our trip in Provincetown, MA on Cape Cod. Words can’t describe how I feel about the Cape, and I’m going to write another post dedicated to Cape Cod, too, because all the pictures I took there would just be overkill on this one. The weathered cedar shingles, clam chowder, the bay breeze and seemingly slower pace of life… it was such a nice break. We spent one night here in a the cutest bed & breakfast, right across the street from the Provincetown Harbor. Seriously. The cutest.
I once decided that someday, when I am ready to ‘settle down’ and pop out some babies, I wanted to live in Massachusetts. This trip solidified that decision. See ya in a few years, Bay State.