Hey guys, if you haven’t read part one of my Boston recap post, check out the first part here!
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So, continuing from where I left off!
The next day got off to a bit of a rough start, but we made it work! It turns out that the Old North Church wasn’t included with our Go Passes so we couldn’t go in, BUT we did go into Paul Revere’s house. Sadly, no pictures were allowed but I assure you it was awesome!
So since his house was near the Italian district, we decided to get lunch there! My sister let her hangry nature shine through while we were on this trip. We experimented with only doing one meal outside of the hotel breakfast and it DID NOT WORK so we promised we would start getting lunch too. However, no one warned us that ALMOST NOWHERE would be open for lunch, so we ended up walking around four blocks for like an hour just looking for an open restaurant. We ended up choosing a place called Cobblestone, which served burgers (super fitting for Italian district).
Mom and I split a Dijon Gouda Burger, and it was pretty good. It wasn’t “Boston’s best,” but it was still pretty good. The fries were waaaay better.
After lunch, we stepped next door to Modern Pastry to get some dessert and a coffee! If we ate a meal, you can pretty much guarantee we needed to find a place for dessert and coffee. I learned the hard way that I actually don’t like lattes because they’re literally like 75% milk and you guys know I love black coffee. So I decided to try a cappuccino to see if it was less milky. Short answer, yes and no. Mom and Caroline got themselves cannolis, while I got myself a red velvet cupcake and some chocolate covered strawberries.
If you’re looking for a good dessert place in the Italian district, please go here! The ladies were so incredibly nice and the cupcake was so good! We were recommended that place almost as soon as we got to Boston and it absolutely delivered!
Afterwards, we basically just tried to stay dry as it was raining on and off all day. So we decided to go where I had been wanting to go from the moment we settled on Boston for the trip: Cheers. Cheers is easily in my top five favorite shows, and while the actual inside of the bar doesn’t look the same as in the show, the outside does. It wasn’t too crowded and it was just a nice place to be!
We decided to sit there for a while and let the rain die down (spoilers, it didn’t). I had myself a “Norm’s IPA” and it was really good!
For the rest of the night, we just continued to walk around the city. Caroline found a farmer’s market and wanted to get some apples to eat. I would have gotten some vegetables, but I was worried they’d get bumped and bruised on the flight back.
Then we decided to walk around the public library! It was such a breathtakingly beautiful place with all of the art murals.
After that, we decided to try out the Prudential building! Of course, it had rained all day, and the sun was already down, so not only was it dark, but it was also foggy. Whomp whomp. BUT it still made for some spectacular views!
These pictures were about the best I could do without a horrible glare of the reflection of the lights in the room behind me.
After that, we walked back to our hotel. That was the day when I walked the most steps, a whopping near 14k. Needless to say, my entire lower body hurt for the rest of the night.
The next morning, we decided before leaving that that day was going to be pretty chill after high-tailing it to all of our sights. We headed to the JFK Presidential Library and Museum!
Lemme tell you: this was NOTHING like the Gerald Ford museum I had gone to in Michigan. I didn’t take hardly any pictures so as to allow myself to fully immerse in the experience, but I’ll let the ones I did take speak for themselves:
Have I mentioned at this point how much I love how beautiful Boston is?
After the museum, we decided to get lunch at a restaurant called Stephi’s on Tremont. We did our normal routine of one appetizer and two entrees that everyone could share.
I was the one who wanted the chicken sandwich. I gotta tell you, I was expecting an explosion of flavor, but it was pretty flavorless. Oh well, still had an amazing flatbread pizza and spinach and artichoke dip to fall back on! I thoroughly enjoyed this place!
Afterwards, we headed to the Flour bakery down the street to grab–you guessed it, dessert and coffee! I got myself a slice of apple pie and a macchiato instead of a latte or cappuccino. We had been planning to rent a car for Thanksgiving, but we got a call that there was one car left in pretty much the entire city so we had to rush across town to retrieve it!
After that, we pretty much turned in for the night because Thanksgiving was going to be a long day in the car!
The next day, we got up early and headed out to the Cape! Let me tell you just how beautiful it is out on the Cape: it’s breath-taking. Now I understand why houses up there start at $1 million (yes, I checked)!
While beautiful, let me tell you one other thing about the Cape on Thanksgiving: it was COLD. The whole week was the record cold for the week of Thanksgiving, but that particular day it was a high of 22° with a -5° windchill! So here is the ONLY picture we were able to get for our “Christmas card!”
I thought my plan to put the camera on the top of the car and use self-timer was fool-proof. And clearly I was right. So look out for your Christmas card in the mail with this picture showcasing all of our achievements for this year!
So after about six hours in the car driving the entire length of the Cape, we finally got to my cousin’s house in Sandwich! It was such a cute house, and I was so happy to spend Thanksgiving there! Dinner was delicious and I enjoyed getting to know everyone and trying different beers.
Afterwards, we drove back to the city and immediately got into bed because we were going Black Friday shopping! I didn’t have much money to spend because I spent almost all of it on food and beer but I still liked seeing all the cool stuff on sale!
For lunch, we decided to go out with a bang and eat at Union Oyster House. It was so good! My lobster ravioli was amazing, but my mom had the best food! Shrimp and scallops with rice in a tomato cream sauce.
This was an amazing last meal in Boston! Afterwards, we just kind of walked around and did what we wanted to. I hit up Primark for some shopping, we got Dunkin Donuts coffee (for like the 30th time that week) and then hit up a tree lighting at Macy’s! We missed the actual lighting, but we still enjoyed seeing the tree!
The rest of the night was spent packing and relaxing because we had to be up at the butt crack of dawn. Our flight departed at 7:10 so yeah, it was a good idea to go to bed early!
We left Boston very early, very tired, but overall very happy!
Boston is a very beautiful city! I can’t wait to go back someday!
Why did no one warn me that the sun sets at like 4 in the winter? It was so difficult to catch up and not be tired!
Lattes are actually nasty, sorry everyone.
I will be fine if I never drink Dunkin Donuts coffee again for the rest of my life.
My coat was soooooo warm, even though it was probably 0° on Thanksgiving!
I need to eat more seafood!
Alright, so overall, I thoroughly enjoyed myself and I hope that next time I go to Boston I have a little more money to spend because it’s such a food-driven city! I hope you all enjoyed my recap and had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will be working this Christmas (*sob*) so the rest of the holiday season is going to be a little boring but I’ll work hard to put out some awesome holiday content! Thanks for reading guys!