Monday, November 4, 2013

Strolling Thru Beantown

My top three coveted spots in the United States that lack a previous ConArtist visit are: Austin, Texas, Portland, Oregon, and Boston, Massachusetts. There are certainly other places worthy of my time and exploration...but those were three of the biggest cities that I really want to play in. So scratch one off with Boston. Been cheering for Tom Brady too long not to peep where the Pats play.

Last weekend Ash and I traveled to the upper Northeast (actually for the furthest north U.S. I've ever been) to visit a law school friend of hers and her new boyfriend. We had a hunch that these folks were fairly well off as firm attorneys, but I'm unsure we knew precisely what we were getting into. Let the benjamins roll out!
Case in point - the first night they took us to an urban upscale restaurant and our bill for four exceeded $200. Yikes! Typically I treat my hosts to dinner at least once if they're putting me up for a night or two but this was REALLY gonna put us out. But before I had to hit the panic button and rob some poor Southie, the boyfriend of Ash's friend quickly declared 'he got it.' I put up the obligatory fight about as hard as a marshmallow and that was that. Shit, at least I feigned like I was gonna pay. I was grateful (moreover relieved), and told them we'd treat the following night...at Burger King ideally.

Our 48-hour turnaround was jam packed. Our considerate hosts had created an itinerary that was more like a business conference than a vacation! Since I'm more laid back, I usually dread this type of shit, but because there was so much to see and little time.. I jumped on board. Though I did ask for a delay in starting time as I wanted to get a workout in. Obviously.

We stayed directly across the street from TD Garden - where the Celtics and Bruins play. Excellent location. But I'd prefer to let the photos do the talking so here we go...














































  

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Loved the pics of a great city. Great friends you have there to treat you to the best of the town. How is it that you can travel to so many sweet spots of the world? It will be interesting to see where you pick for a honeymoon. Boston is one city that has so much to offer. Do go back and see the universities someday.

Anonymous said...

And they are WORLD CHAMPS too. Always liked that city- thanks for the photos reminds me of my need to get out and visit some things in my own backyard. You and your girl seem really happy. Good to see that in spite of how terribly complicated life gets- some of us are out there giving it 100%.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. again. Boston is just filled with so much to see. so much to do. Never been to Fenway Park, but the sea aquarium is awesome, as well as all the campuses nearby. Great food and great people. Seems like it was a fun weekend D

Anonymous said...

Ahh.the price of a good night out.So did you find Beantown more expensive than DC? Could you live there?

Anonymous said...

How could you possibly leave out LIttle ROck?
Nice photos of another U.S. city which loks like all the others. Trendy and pop,hipster towns but not representative of the world's working -class heroes.

Andy said...

How's your achilles?