Friday, December 18, 2009

Traveling Tails ~ Boston

Viaggiatore, Mr. Black and I have returned from Boston with several photos, some nice postcards, and some more memories tucked into our pockets. We visited for 4 days and squeezed in quite bit of fun...

Museum of Fine Arts
Harry Potter Exhibition at Museum of Science
Guitar Hero Laser Show at Museum of Science
Boston Ballet ~ Nutcracker
Afternoon Tea at the Plaza
Coffee shops
Charles St.
The Freedom Trail
Revere Beach (Atlantic Ocean)
Mike's Pastry Shop & Hanover St.
Cheers (both)
Boston Symphony
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum


We had three hotel rooms in four nights. The sink leaked in the first one, the second one was a handicapped room with a drive in shower that resembled a locker room and there were teenagers a few rooms down who were seriously committed to hallway races at 3:30 in the morning. After a brief discussion with the management, we were put into a very nice room on the executive level for the last two nights.

We walked over the better part of Boston, taking it all in and enjoying it, but none of the walks was quite as good as the late night walk through a downpour rain under a shared umbrella. It was a bit of a long walk as I'd directed our path several blocks left when we should have gone one block to the right... but it was still very nice.

On the train to the Boston Symphony, I'd been sitting next to a rather shabby looking young man (whom Mr. Black is certain was a gang member), and when his stop came, he stood to get off the train and motioned with his head for me to follow him. I was shocked and tried my very best not to erupt in hysterical laughter. The boy was quite serious. He tried to convince me, without words, but to no avail, so he finally gave up and left me there with Mr. Black.

Mr. Black took over the Navigator duties after I discovered we'd been on the wrong train for half an hour; en route to the Museum of Fine Arts. Oops.

We drank 6 pots of different teas at our Afternoon Tea at the Plaza and visited with their resident tea sommelier, Cynthia Gold, who is a wealth of information on one of my favorite beverages and a wonderful lady.

I loved leaving footprints in the sand on Revere Beach, and slipping some pretty shells into my pocket, to touch when I am aching for the sea.

The rest of the stories will be saved for another day. It was a very nice trip, indeed.


somepinkflowers said...

Harry Potter Exhibition
at Museum of Science ??
what is this?
how intriguing...


the rather shabby looking young man
most-likely wanted
to sell you
a watch or something
{{ that happened 2 me on Marta
the last time i was in Atlanta }}

Anonymous said...

A well balanced trip too Scarlett! What fun.

Vesper said...

I love Boston! I'm glad you had such a nice/interesting trip there, Scarlett.

Wanderlust Scarlett said...


Hello wonderful lady! I am so excited to see you! YAY!
The HP exhibition was very near the top of the list from the first moment, and it was far better than we could have imagined! SO good!

No telling about the young man, but it made for a good laugh!
Merry Christmas sweet lady!


Hello, hello! It was so much fun. I wondered a few times why I hadn't decided to go to Mexico, or Florida, or somewhere WARM but it was a very nice trip.
Happiest of holidays to you and your family!


I love Boston too, which is why we wound up there. Love visiting places that hold a special place in my heart! Love to explore new ones as well!

I hope your holidays are very special indeed.

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

J at said...

I've never been to Boston, but I would love to go. I have several generations of family there...from the mid 1600s to the early 1900s, so I would have to check out the cemeteries for old family members...
Should have gone when we lived in Philly. Dang.

So nice to see you blogging again. I've missed a few, thinking you had given it up.

It sounds like you had a lovely time. Glad you didn't follow the shabby young man, and glad you got a nice room for the last two nights of your hotel stay. :)

Remiman said...

Merry Christmas Scarlett,
I invite you take one more peek under the microscope.


Wanderlust Scarlett said...


It's so very nice to see you! I was going to head over to your page yesterday and ran out of time, but I will be right over this morning!

Boston was wonderful, and we did wander into one graveyard; I wonder if we were near any of your family there.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore