East Coast Adventure Part III- Bwah-sten

Monday, June 24, 2013

I gotta come clean about Boston.  It's not a place I ever had any real desire to visit.  We learned about it in history class (every. single. year.) and I knew there were churches and graveyards and British ghosts and baseball fanatics and mean people with accents, but none of that seemed reason enough to visit.  In fact, the only reason it was on our list for this trip was to see this pretty little thing:

Boy oh boy was I wrong (well, not about the mean people with accents part.)  I LOVED Boston.  Like, immediately.  From the cobblestone streets to the brick buildings to the 18th century houses to the parks... it was a perfect blend of bustling big city meets quaint Eurocentric style.  It was one of the most charming cities I've ever been to.  So Boston, I'm officially eating crow.  Please accept my sincerest apologies.

 We mostly did three things in Boston: Drank a lot of beer, played a lot of games, and spent a lot of quality time with friends; new and old.

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour

Tyler got interviewed for a new show called "beer geeks" because, well, he's just that cool.

Harpoon Brewery

The truth is, I love that Boston is so full of history.  Just about every building you walk by has a story.

Cemetery where Samuel Adams is buried.  

We walked by the site where the Boston Marathon bombings occurred.  Though it had been over a month since the tragedy the site was still packed with people paying their respects.  It was both moving and eerie to stand in a spot that just a month prior had shaken up the whole nation.

We spent as much time as possible outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine.  I fell in love with all of the parks in Boston and am convinced if I lived there I would be sustained on picnics alone.

This is our new friend Amy! she is an awesome human and an awesome musician and you should check out her music here.
Think Ingrid Michaelson meets Sara Bareilles meets Missy Higgins... only better.    

Here's another creeper photo with an adorable explanation.  If you look closely you can see that the man in this picture has a newborn baby girl.  Their dog is carrying her hat.  I can't deal.

I'd bet that Boston has many great restaurants with a diverse array of cuisines, but I am absolutely certain of two things Boston does right: Chowdah and Italian food.  We took a trip to the North End to get cannolis (again) and road tripped out to Cape Cod for some lobster bisque and clam chowder.  

We are currently accepting suggestions on decent tall-boy-short-girl poses.  We have yet to master it.

We spent one of our last days in Boston hanging out by the Charles River and getting caught in a rainstorm.  For me, it doesn't get much more fun than that.

This picture is blurry but it's probably on purpose because Kira got an "A" in photography.

Thank you Boston for being amazing! Thank you 39 Pratt for being so awesome and fun.  And thanks bes fren for being so hospitable.  Missing you already!

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