Sunday, May 4, 2008

I'm Back Ya'll

I didn't hear "ya'll" much in Boston. Of course you knew that already. Just got back and am relaxing. Ate breakfast in Boston MA this morning, lunch in Atlanta GA., now dinner in Dallas TX.
I really liked Boston. It was my first trip to the east coast and I was a bit apprehensive. But it was all good. The people watching was the best. Little Italian folks buying their produce and fish in the street markets, twalkeeng like dis' here ya know... "when's its gonna be summuah..." and the like.
I did the tourist thing of course, cause why else would you go to Boston anyway? I highly recommend the Freedom Trail which consisted of such historic places like Paul Revere's home, Fuenial Hall and the Union Oyster house where the sparks of independance got started. The Old North Church where the two lanters were hung to warn the red coats were a comin', the USS Constitution tour was awesome ...
BUT...
my absolute favorite tour was (drum roll please) ... SAMUEL ADAMS BREWERY! yes sir ladies and gents - it was a great tour and lots of free beer. It was an excellent research project if I say so myself. The hops. The barley. The wheat. The explosion of fantastic proportions of beer tantalized my taste buds and quenched a longing for something that would connect me with my country.... Samuel Adams. It was very patriotic! ;)
The Boston Red Sox were playing at Fenway Park but we didn't have a chance to go. Okay, we had a chance but it was in the 30s and we whimped out. It was also raining off and on. Beautiful Bwastun weaduhr. We took a day and drove up to Maine through New Hampshire and back to Boston. Very pretty country up there. Not what I was expecting really. I had heard that the folks in the area were sorta, well, by southern standards - rude. I did not find that to be the case. There were rude folks just like where I live, and nice folks just like where I live...so no biggy. Talked to a fellow that looked like a godfather and had the heavy Italian accent... was interesting.
I'll blog more of my thoughts on this trip later! I'm beat.

4 comments:

MizAngie said...

I think I coulda saved you a buncha money by buying you a can of Campbell's chowder and parked you in front of the refrigerator section at Fat Dog's. Good food and beer...

nonprofitprophet said...

definitely could have saved some cashola... but it wouldn't have been the same without all those yankee accents and Boston Red Sox paraphenalia everywhere... ;)

KJ said...

welcome home. I'm jealous on all the history tourist stuff. That area of the north east are on my travel wishlist!

nonprofitprophet said...

KJ - u gotta go. I didn't think I'd like the area all the much, but I did. Would have liked to spent more time on the history aspect, but too many other things on the agenda. My next trip I'm pushing for D.C., though the rumors with my group was either NYC or Costa Rica. ~npp