Sunday, April 25, 2010

Snapshots from Boston, part I.

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In Boston Common just after exiting the T station near our hotel. We took the train from the airport - very fast and easy, not to mention that I love pretending like I'm hip and urban

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Our hotel, the Nine Zero. Our first time here, though we've stayed at Kimpton properties in other cities - love their boutique hotels

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We received a complimentary upgrade to a suite - hooray! There was a separate bedroom and a large bathroom behind me (i.e., not in the picture)

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We set out to pick up Robert's bib number and race packet at the Marathon Expo

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The expo was so crowded I couldn't even stand still long enough to get a decent picture!

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We stopped afterward for lunch at Wagamama, a noodle bar that is a favorite spot of ours in London - their only outlets in the US are in Boston. It was good, though not quite the same as being in London - no surprise there!

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Later in the afternoon we rode the T out to Boston College to see a cousin of mine from Atlanta who is a freshman there

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Barron gave us an insiders tour of BC - what a fabulous campus

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Afterward we met Barron's girlfriend and walked with them to the charming town of Newton Center where we enjoyed a great dinner at a local restaurant

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Robert with Jennie and Barron at Union Street

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Robert and me with Barron before we got on the train and headed back into town


Coming up next: a Red Sox game, Italian food in the North End, Race Day and the Freedom Trail...

5 comments:

Sherrie said...

Looks like fun! How nice that you were able to visit your cousin. :)

JoAnn said...

We loved Wagamama in London, too. Wish there were more of them here in the US ---but the ambiance would not be the same!

I lived near Boston College during the years I lived in Boston after college...I was in Cleveland Circle where a lot of BC students rent apartments. Great area if you are young.

Sounds like a great time!

JoAnn

Amber M. said...

Boston looks beautiful! Can't wait to see more...

whataboutsummer said...

Can't wait to see race day. your hotel looks beautiful!
Katherine

bevy said...

What a fun trip for you and your husband... how lucky!