I’ve been away from the internet for a few days, but i’ve been having some lovely adventures in Boston.
About 2 month ago two of our best friends, Jaclyn (of food plus words) and Ryan, moved here very suddenly when some great opportunities came up for them, which was exciting and heartbreaking at the same time. Right around that same time Albi found out that work was going to fly him to Boston during the summer for a couple days of training. I’ve never been here so I jumped at the opportunity to tag along and get to be with my friends, and I was able to book the same flights as him and get about a week off of work, so now here we are! Don’t you love it when the universe just kind of lines things up perfectly for you?
So, we’ve been here for a few days now and although Albi had been in his training the first two, I’ve been exploring and having the most wonderful time!
It is infinitely cool that our company pays Albi to not only fly out for training and stay in a nice hilton, but also that they sent him to this incredibly awesome city. I’ve only experienced the tiniest sliver of Boston but I already have fallen in love with it. I must note that I am notorious for being easily impressed, but I think anyone could agree that this place is incredibly charming.
Our first night was tame. Jaclyn met us at the airport, Albi checked into his hotel and dropped off his luggage, then we rode a few trains (during evening rush hour, uggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh) to her side of town where I am bunking up with her and Ryan. For now they are living in an adorably small studio (with a kitchen that is literally smaller than my walk-in closet) in an old brownstone literally right next to fenway park.
After dinner and drinks Albi and I followed Ryan into their buildings laundry room where he discovered that the washing machine had failed to run a spin cycle on his sopping wet comforter. But who needs a spin cycle when you’ve got two strong men that can just ring out their laundry themselves? Ahh, the joys of urban living.
The next morning, while Albi, Jaclyn, and Ryan all ran off to work, I took a stroll around the block and explored a cute park across the street. I only saw a small portion of the park, but there was a pretty rose garden where I spent some quality alone time with the flowers and my camera. I’m not usually crazy about roses, but some of these were amazing.
once jaclyn got home from work we grabbed lunch at an awesome bookstore/cafe on Newbury St. and proceeded to walk for blocks and shop our faces off. Walking around here is the greatest thing ever. I have easily walked anywhere from 3 to 7 miles everyday that i’ve been here. but it doesn’t feel like that much because of how many neat things there are to look at and distract yourself with.
Well, the truth is that the food was delicious and the drinks were good too. I suppose that, in a way, it was not “authentic” because the dishes and ingredients used were a little wilder than what you might typically find in a tex-mex style restaurant, which is really what most people in the States are referring to when they talk about Mexican food. Also, the tortillas absolutely did taste like authentic homemade tortillas, which is something I haven’t experience since I was 11 and actually visited Mexico.
I had a sampler type dish with 4 of their most popular tacos and it was so incredible I had to look up the menu so I can try to recreate them at home.
Okay! enough pictures for now! we are on our way out to Salem today, spooky! more to come soon! <3