Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Boston with Mom!

I got to visit Boston for a work event and my mom was able to join me which made it so much more fun! We arrived on a sunny, warm Monday and got to do tons of walking and soak up the city. We walked through the Public Garden and the Boston Commons after having a delicious lunch at Parish Cafe. Then we went to Faneuil Hall which had little shops and an armory or artillery museum to check out. Then we walked to Little Italy and got sweets from Mike's Pastry - so good! We also visited the Paul Revere Mall (what we'd call a square or park) and his house. Then we rested a bit before going to dinner at a nice Italian spot that had a great wine selection - perfect for us! The next day I was slow to get going and squeezed in a work out while Mom got coffee. Then we went to Neptune's Oyster for a lobster roll (awesome!) and then walked really far in the cold to the contemporary art museum which is beautiful! They had some really interesting pieces but we mostly enjoyed looking out to the water. Then we had to head back to get ready for my event that was at the Hampshire House. The event went well and afterwards we peeked into the original Cheers and then had dinner at an Irish Pub in our hotel. The next day we did an awesome free tour of the public library that reminds me of our Cultural Center (a former library). The guide was so informative and we saw so many beautiful things. It was such a treat! After that we got incredibly delicious salads for lunch and then walked around Newberry street and got manicures before heading to the airport. We squeezed in a lot in just 2 and 1/2 days! It was great to see a new city with Mom and I hope we can explore somewhere again soon!