We made it back from Boston safe and sound. I had never been to Boston and let me tell ya, it was beautiful. We happened to be there during some of the most beautiful weather they had experienced in quite some time. No rain, mid 70's- low 80's during the day. Just lovely.
Here we are in the plane getting ready to leave Dallas.
The first night in Boston, we took a dinner cruise. They were pretty hung up on playing Michael Jackson music. I think the dj was a fan or something.
We took a trolley tour that took us to the harbor where we were able to see sailors and ships and stuff. Love Old Glory!
Another night, we went whale watching. We got to see quite a few whales. This sunset was just gorgeous with the fishing boat in view.
We enjoyed a ghost tour one night. We rode a trolley around and listened to local ghost stories and explored a couple cemetaries. Here, David took a load off to snap a photo with the ghost of Maggie Poppins. I think she died of a tragic umbrella flying accident!
David hung around in the stockades. I'm not sure what he was found guilty of...maybe being so darned handsome?
We went to Kennedy's pub and restaurant where David asked for a margarita. After taking a sip, we are both sure that they dumped some bacon salt, or liquid smoke in the drink. Seriously? A very strange thing. We didn't ask, as our accents tended to cause folks to think we were the Clampetts, straight out of the hills.
And, here we are waiting to head back to Dallas. We thoroughly enjoyed our family vacation.
I already mentioned the weather. Beautiful.
Wonderful fireworks. There was an entire barge filled with fireworks on the Charles River. We sat in Boston Commons Park and enjoyed the view.
Nice folks. Everyone heard us speak and instantly smiled. Texans tend to be loved everywhere!
Good company. David's mom, aunt, daughter and cousin were great travel partners. From 13 yrs old to 60 yrs old, we blended beautifully. Family. Gotta love it.
Omni Parker House Hotel. Small rooms. Bad housekeeping service. Failed to follow through on a few things requested. Slow/poor service in pub. Ok...that's enough. I'd say, good location, but not worth it.
Rain the last day. Well, it was only the last day. So, it was not too bad.
At the Dallas airport, my luggage was randomly selected to be searched after we had left it with the porter. Well, without my watchful eye, I think they played "slam the luggage until anything fragile breaks". My brand new blush and eye shadow were emulsified into loose powder by the time it made it to Boston. Apparently, we didn't tip the porter enough. ha!
Speaking of tipping...every single person who we made eye contact with wanted a tip! It was stupid crazy.
I only packed one long sleeve shirt and a sweater for the entire trip. I would have liked a light jacket, as well. Those evenings on boats were chilly!
I turned to David on Monday and informed him that we could stay 2 or 3 days more, as I had 2 or 3 more days worth of clothes! haha Oh, well!
So, there you have it. My quick little summary of a wonderful vacation. If you'd like to see more pictures, you may view my album here. David is still working on his album. It will be a few more days, so be patient!
It will take me some time to get caught up on y'all. I'll get back to shopping and getting ready for Warrenton starting tomorrow morning!
ps. Here I am with the ghost of Maggie Poppins. I was attempting a look of fright. Or something? haha