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Boston 2012 – Red Sox rebuilding edition

1We’re back from another baseball in Boston adventure, and we had a great time… we made a point of seeking out places we’ve never before and it was nice to see some other parts of the city.

Left Thursday morning in beautiful sunny weather. Stopped for coffee, gas, lunch (Whole Foods… mmmm smoothie), etc in Portland and that was pretty much all the stopping we did. Got to our hotel in Boston (same one as always – Holiday Inn Somerville) around 4:00. Rested a bit and played on our devices, and then wandered off to find some food. We walked from our hotel down to Union Square and found a thai place (Sweet Ginger). Food was fine. I’ve never been to Thailand, so I have no idea if it was even remotely authentic, but it tasted good. Stopped and checked out the Swirl & Slice market on the way back to the hotel, and got some tasty kale juice. We didn’t do much else for the rest of the night… just some relaxing, which was much needed. Continue reading

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Boston 2011: July 4th, beer and baseball, and sun, GLORIOUS SUN!

1So for anyone who hasn’t figured it out yet, Greg and I are Red Sox fans (I’m newer, pre reversing the curse enough to not be a bandwagon hopper, but without all the battle scars… Greg has been his whole life). Every year, we’re usually lucky enough to make the trek down to Boston to visit my favourite place in the entire USA… FENWAY PARK!!! So here’s our 2011 Boston adventure… a pretty quick one, but a great one all the same. Continue reading

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Rock, rain, beer, and baseball in New England

1This isn’t really an uncommon trip for us, since we tend to make a trip down to Fenway at least once a year… we left in the wee hours of Friday morning… breakfast at a truck stop in Houlton after an uneventful border crossing, a stop for coffee at the start of the I-295, overpriced seafood lunch in Kittery (and a chocolate stop 🙂 … and on to spend a couple of days visiting the in-laws in NH. Weekend was uneventful… spent most of the time amusing two toddlers… we went to some uninteresting farm thing that doubles as a state park…though the trails up and around it might have been interesting, we didn’t see much of them… and to some indoor play place/science center because it was raining… (great idea if you are a kid, less interesting when you are an adult without kids and starving… but the kids loved it, and that’s all that matters really)… Sat night we headed to Mansfield MA to catch Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (my favourite!!) at the Comcast Center. I love that venue for a concert (well, I don’t love the hour it takes to get a car out of there afterwards, but otherwise I love it). I also find it amusing that Americans tailgate at concerts…and that we don’t really… and I’m not sure why… I blame the gov’t. Went to a place called Five Guys for burgers one afternoon… really great, with ingredients sourced local and stuff… Continue reading

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Weekend Roadtrip to Boston

17:30 am on Friday… off we head to Boston. No issues crossing the border, quick stop in Houlton for crappy Tim Hortons (pass) and away we go… stop again in Portland for lunch… we were going to go to Ginger Pad in the Maine Mall, but it’s closed now apparently… hit the Lindt store (mmmm spicy chocolate bars, conveniently all 50% off that day) and Bath and Body Works.. lunch at Macaroni Grill… starting to hate chain restaurants, but that one is fine (though the food is saltier than we would eat in real life for sure)… a quick stop an Hannafords for some fruit (though I also came out with 3 bags of organic coffee 🙂 … a wrong turn in Portland combined with construction delays us for a bit, but we’re off again… we finally hit our hotel in Boston (Holiday Inn Somerville – a few mins walk from the T orange line, FREE PARKING, reasonably nice, free shuttle to close attractions)… Continue reading