Boston Trip: Days 5 – 10

Tuesday, Day 5: Another day in Boston.  We again jumped the T into downtown Boston and spent the day exploring.  We also did some shopping and found ourselves some goodies.  Nothing too exciting this day, but still a lot of fun.

Wednesday, Day 6: Back into Boston again this day.  For a couple of kids from small town Minnesota everything in a city like this is impressive.  I’ve spent a little time in Minneapolis, but this is so much different.  This reminds me of some of the cities in Europe, particularly British and Italian cities.  You can tell that this was an area first settled by our British forefathers, but the Italian influence is tremendous.  This is especially true in a neighborhood like Beacon Hill.  We walked through the streets and enjoyed seeing old men meeting up outside local cafes and speaking Italian with one another.  What a great place to spend some time.  We will be back.

We went out to dinner on this night with our host and one of his business associates/friends.  We had some great, budget-friendly food at Trina’s Starlite Lounge.  We also enjoyed talking with someone who has never been to Minnesota, and who has done his fair share of traveling.  I always love to hear travel stories from other people.

Thursday, Day 7: Spent the day back and forth between Boston and Cambridge.  Beautiful weather made it another awesome day.  We went for a light snack at The Biscuit and cruised around Cambridge in the morning before heading in to the city.  We then went back through the Beacon Hill area (stopped at Mike’s Pastry for a cannoli; delicious!), down by the Wharfs on the water, and eventually jumped on the T and window shopped on Newbury Street.  Overall, an excellent way to spend a Thursday.

Dinner was with our host, three of his business associates, and another friend at Catalyst (mentioned in early posts).  Great conversation and food followed, ending our awesome day.  We then had about a 20 minutes walk back to the apartment before heading to bed.

Friday, Day 8: The day was spent in Cambridge.  We wandered down to Kendall Square and Central Square for breakfast at Flour.  After an excellent and filling sticky-bun we meandered back up the road, through Central Square, doing some spontaneous thrift shopping on the way.  Cambridge has some excellent thrift shops and they are well worth exploring for those on a budget.

Our day ended back at Broomstone’s Curling Club, where I got to play a great game with some friends.  We then ended up back at the apartment, and did some packing while having a few drinks.

Saturday, Day 9: Woke up and went our to breakfast at a great little place called Buddy’s.  We then finished our packing and were dropped off at the airport.  Hopped a quick flight back to Minneapolis and were picked up by my brother and sister-in-law.  Spent the night hanging out at their house and describing our trip.  Early to bed after a tiring day of travel.

Sunday, Day 10: Hung out in the Twin Cities for the day and drove back up north in the evening.  This marks the end of the trip.  Can’t wait to go back!

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