Thursday, November 11, 2010

Please come to Boston

My hopes of blogging daily from New England did obviously not pan out.  For one, my mom only has an aircard for that left us with just the Iphones...which is fine for blogging really.  I blog alot from my Iphone4.  However, we were just to busy having alot of fun enjoying civilization again.  Don't get me wrong.  My little town in Northern Florida is quaint, but I am so not a Florida girl.  I came here 11 years ago out of circumstance.  Taking a trip back to New England reiterated what I always have known....I am a Yankee and always will be.  I miss the hustle and bustle of a big city....the culture..the opportunities.  Even living in a small city outside of Boston, like Salem where my parent's live, it is a whole different world.  Everything there is old....and I love old.  So my trip provided me with affirmation that I belong there...I am living on borrowed time right now in the Sunshine State.

Our Amtrak ride was cool.  Since we were laden down with soooo many bags, we just waited in Penn Station in NYC for our next train to Boston. We did buy a slice of New York Cheesecake.

Our first day was spent exploring Salem.  I have lived in Salem before, but the town has really grown.  Alexis toured Salem University, which was very nice.  Abby wanted to visit the occult stores.  There are so many in the town....some good, some not so much.  There was a cool new one called Hex that a friend of mom's opened.  It's actually a vodoo shop which was interesting.

Day 2 was spent in Boston.  Showed the girls how to ride the commuter train and subway.  We ate Dim Sum in the morning in China Town.  

Then rode the T back to Fanuel Hall and shopped.  Afterwards we hiked over to the  North End,which is Boston's Little Italy, for the best cannolis I have ever tasted.  
We stopped by an Italian market for some olive antipasta salad, mortadella and sliced provolone.  Low and behold they had the octopus salad that Abby wanted to try so we grabbed that to.

Day 3 we drove to Rhinebeck, NY for the sheep and wool festival.  It was cold, were thousands of people in happy spirits due to yarn intoxication.  Oh and the food venders....we had homemade chicken potpies that were out of this world.  My favorite vender was the Sanguine Griffon...her yarn is awesome..and what a following.  I think we waited in line for a hour just to pay.

Day 4 we went for fresh clams and lobsters.

Day 5 we explored Portsmouth, NH which I loved.  I would so live there.  We ate at a cool little joint called popovers.  Their popovers were delicious!

great hummus plate..

Day 6....back on the train to Florida...sniff, sniff.

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