Tag Archives: boston

Back from Boston and more of a busy week

20 Nov

After we got home from our weekend in Williamsburg, I headed to Boston for a few days of work. Luckily, it was an easy flight and the weather was  really nice. I did not to get to enjoy much of the nice weather but the little bit of walking around I did was lovely. Too bad when I travel for work that it actually involves working 🙂

Miss H loves to talk about dragons. They are all friendly, they can fly and they are exotic colors like pink, purple and yellow.  And, most importantly they live on our roof. I did find a cute book about dragons (all friendly) while in Boston and it is now the favorite bedtime book.

When the weekend finally arrived, we did not slow down! Saturday was filled with gymnastics, a trip to REI (a.k.a.- kids wonderland of bikes), a trip to the park and a birthday party. Miss H and I were both so exhausted by Saturday evening that we both fell asleep before 7pm. Kerry claims I might have even fallen asleep before Miss H.

Today, we went to visit Mom in Annapolis. Kerry fixed a few things around her house while Miss H played with the neighborhood kids who were having fun raking up the leaves and jumping into the piles. Plus, they had toys that she could borrow. Mom got to drive her around and around.

After all the hard work, we enjoyed a nice lunch at Harris Crab House. We even got Miss H to eat a raw oyster and after she announced with a big smile, “I like it.”

Wicked Hot

21 Jul

I heard at least five Bostonians refer to the weather as ‘wicked hot,’ and I have to agree, it was pretty darn hot. However, upon my return to DC, it was even hotter here.

I left for Boston on Sunday for work but all the fun happened before I even made it to the airport. Most of you know that Kerry has had two back surgeries in less than a year but after a few rough months we both thought things were on the mend. Well, on Saturday he lifted Miss H up and felt a weird twinge in his back. Of course, I pestered him about the pain and did he need to call the doctor and did he need to go to the ER and all those other things. He thought I was crazy and said he would be fine. Sunday morning arrived and he could not get out of bed. My first phone call was to the airline to see if I could move my flight and after the nice reservation lady informed me that my ‘level’ of ticket could easily be changed, she then told me that there was no availability on any flights to Boston. Since Mom was traveling with me that took her out of the running to watch Miss H while Kerry went to the ER.

After a few panicked phone calls to Leigh and a few other friends, we had Miss H’s Sunday afternoon filled with playdates and fun. Then our wonderful daycare provider called us back and happily agreed to take Miss H for the day. We knew with Kerry leaving to go to the ER and Mom and I leaving for the airport that the only person she would not give a hard time to would be the person she spends the week with 🙂

Kerry got semi-fixed up at the ER, my flight left and arrived early and Miss H enjoyed an afternoon on the playground, her first visit to Subway and playing with playdough, markers, dress-up clothes and bubbles with her BFF.

I felt super guilty about leaving town but everyone seemed to survive. Some days it really takes a village 🙂

Boston is a great city and since Mom had never been, she decided to tag along and enjoy the sights while I worked.  Unfortunately, Boston was getting the same miserable heat that everyone else around here is getting. That did not stop Mom from touring around while I worked. She spent Monday touring around Boston plus visits to Cambridge, Concord and Lexington. Then on Tuesday, she headed out to Cape Cod for the day.

I did get to visit the Boston Museum of Fine Art and see the Chihuly exhibit and it was so cool.

We were all in awe of the size and fun of the glass artwork.

It was fun to watch everyone around us just smile and be delighted by the colors and shapes. Of course, now I am curious how they assemle and ship these pieces without thm chipping or breaking!

I would love to have one of his sketches!

Really close to the MFA is the Isabella Gardner Museum that is a pretty non-descript building from the outside with an incredible interior.



Besides the incredible courtyard throught the center of the building, there are three floors of artwork that ranges from Gothic to Italian Renaissance to Sargent. And, it is all being displayed how it was designed to be by the former home, museum and artwork owner.

So, if you are going to Boston anytime soon- add these two places to your list! And, if you want yummy Italian or Indian food, we found great places for that too! Gennaro’s at 5 North Sqaure in the Italian North End was delicious (and dessert super delicious) plus the service was fantastic. Then, we enjoyed Kashmir on Newbury Street.

I got back home last night and was happy to see Kerry and Miss H. Plus, Kerry is feeling better and Miss H was excited to tell me about her new shoes, her busy week and how ‘Mommy went to Boston.’

Now, if just needs to cool off.