I arrived in Boston right on schedule on Sunday afternoon after two generally pleasant flights (saw Hitchcock though they announced the in-flight movie would be Silver Linings Playbook). I hopped on the airport shuttle and met Erica at the train station, dropped off my suitcase at her house, and headed in to town. My sister lives in East Boston, out close to the airport. We walked through Boston Common (the oldest park in the country. there was an outdoor ice rink playing Michael Jackson and cops on horses!), and went to Newbury Street and to Erica's place of employment- the famous Georgetown Cupcake! Oh, and as you'll see, there was snow on the ground (they just got some more weather a couple days ago)! The weather was perfect, I think. Cold but everyone said this was the warmest it's been in a while, so it wasn't freezing.
the Boston public library
Erica is a manager there, so I got to go "backstage," meet some folks, and bypass the line to have a chai made for me and a dozen cupcakes taken right from the rack. Woohoo! We then met up with two of my friends, Allie and Emma at Coda for drinks, appetizers and catching up!
so many pink boxes!
cherry blossom and strawberry
We walked around a little in the evening and then headed in to watch the Walking Dead of course. :) So far I love Boston. It is so different from Texas, and reminds me of the kind of lifestyle I really like- where you can take public transportation and walk everywhere, there's people always out and about, things to see, parks, dogs, cold weather...It reminded me of living in DC or Pittsburgh, so I guess what I've learned is I'm sort of a cities of the North person? I think I already knew that, this just verified it. It felt so nice walking around seeing everything, and it was just the first day!