It feels so great to be back! It's been such a whirlwind month and a half, I can't even believe all that has happened! After the move, we went on vacation in the Azores, and made a pit stop in Boston along the way. A week and a half later I flew into Houston to spend a few days with a friend, before going home to help out with and be in another friend's wedding, as well as pick up my car from my folks. Then, I headed off to Austin for a few days to catch up with my friends there, pick up my girlfriend, and drive to Richmond from Austin once again! Holy cow! My head is spinning just thinking about it!
Let's back up to just after the move. Four days after we arrived in Richmond, we left for a trip to the Azores, which we had planned and booked months before we knew we were moving. Poor timing, but very welcomed after such a huge move. The Azores are a chain of volcanic islands off of the coast of Portugal, and are a short four hour flight from Boston. We wanted to spend some time visiting Boston, since we would already be passing through, so we booked an early flight that left us with a twelve hour layover. We decided to rent a car to see as many sights as possible. And boy did we! Our flight ended up getting delayed until the next evening, so we got an extra day to play, and squeezed in a few things that we missed the day before.
In less than two days we visited the Paul Revere House, the Old North Church (of "one if by land, two if by sea"), St. Leonard's Peace Garden, walked through the Quincy and South Markets, ate the most amazing Italian food at Dolce Vita on Hanover Street (I recommend the Stuffed Calamari), had canolis from Mike's Pastry that will knock your socks off, visited the impressive private art collection of the Gardner Museum, strolled through the beautiful Public Gardens that were in full bloom, stopped by the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides"), had a beer at Sullivan's (the longest bar in town), visited the New England Aquarium, and took a fun tour of Fenway Park. I'm sure I've forgotten something, as we packed in as much as we possibly could, but we had such an fantastic time, and what a great start to our vacation! Thank you Boston for showing a couple of Texans such a great time. Till next time!
Take a look at our tour of Boston....