Boston/10 Year Anniversary Trip

We went to Boston last weekend to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. I want to take a second to say a big giant “Thank You” for all the likes/well-wishes via Facebook and text messages.  That was so sweet of you to think of us on our special day.  The last 10 years has been an incredible journey for both the babes and me, and there was no other place we wanted to celebrate than in our favorite city (yes, I still love NYC, but there’s just something about Boston that I love). 

Friday we drove up, checked in and went to one of our favorite places to eat – Beantown Pub.  Naturally, I had to have my Sam Adams’ Red Brick Beer (you can only get it on tap in Boston – you can’t even buy it a liquor store).  Here we are enjoying our beers:

Afterwards, we headed to the Sam Adams’ Brewery, but yours truly got sick.  I guess the combo of lunch, beer, heat, and exhaustion kicked me in the rear.  Not exactly how I planned on spending our Anniversary, but Eddie was a good sport, so we headed back to our hotel to rest before dinner.  I gave him my letter that I wrote in honor of this special occasion (for the record, I broke out my 12 y/o self with the oragami folding):

For dinner, we went to a place called The Barking Crab.  I heard about it from watching Man vs Food, and it was also recommended by a friend on Facebook.  I tried Lobster for the first time ever; given my aversion to messy meals, I opted for the lobster roll (basically lobster piled onto a hot dog roll).  It was delicious!!!

Here’s Ed, mid-bite.  Nothing like getting all up his personal space!!

Afterwards, we walked around the harbor and just enjoyed the scenery.  We stopped for a bit and reflected on the last 10 years and what we hope for the next 10 years. 

We cabbed it back to the hotel and went to a local bar that we visited before called Jacob Wirth’s.  The last time we were there my BFF Val and I stalked a random celebrity (very D-list, but whatevs).  This time, we happened to be there on piano night.  There was a guy named Mel playing the piano and everyone would shout out different songs for him to play and everyone would sing along.  Eddie and I got a lot of laughs out of it.

Saturday we got up and went to breakfast, then we headed to out to Faneuil Hall/Marketplace and did some shopping.  Afterwards, we went on a cruise from Boston to Salem, MA.  For those who don’t know about Salem, that’s where the witch trials took place and it’s also the birthplace of Nathaniel Hawthorne (author).  Eddie wanted no parts of the Witch Trials, so we just walked around and enjoyed the scenery and stopped at Salem Beer Works for lunch. 

{If this picture doesn’t scream “Yo Shan!” I don’t know what does}

After getting back to Boston, we headed over to the North End (Boston’s “Little Italy” as Ed kept referring to it) and went to Mike’s Pastries.  From what I was told, this place had hands down the best cannoli’s ever.  The Babes (being my resident expert in all things Italian Culture), disagreed.  I thought it was good, but he thought the shell didn’t taste right.  We also got a Lobster Claw and a piece of red velvet cake.  They were all phenomenal (and I’m not much of a sweets eater).

We then headed out and about in the North End and happened to stumble along an Italian Festival/Block Party.  I really wish we were both hungry to try the sausage & pepper sandwiches, the fried dough, or the pizza.  All of it smelled fantastico!

We finally settled back to the hotel to enjoy our pastries and the hotel staff was nice enough to send us a wine and cheese platter in honor of our 10 year anniversary. Ed had me call the front desk to make sure we weren’t going to be charged for this deliciousness before diving in (seriously, he couldn’t leave his cheap ways back in Jersey??).  Thankfully, it was complimentary and we dug in. Besides, if there’s cheese right in front of my face, how can you expect me NOT to eat it!!!

Sunday we got up early and went for breakfast and walked all along Commonwealth Ave.  Seriously, this is my most favorite place it the world.  You can see why in my pictures below.  What I wouldn’t give to live in one of these homes (and to have the funds that go along with it)!!!

Sadly, it was time to head home.  It was a little bittersweet because I would have loved to stay, but we had to get home to our doggies (and yes, I missed them terribly).  But of course, we had to make one last stop on our way home to get our pizza on:

All good things must come to an end.  I’m fortunate for the memories and look forward to going back soon (in fact we are going back up in 2 weeks for an overnight trip for the Miami/Boston College football game, but this is a very, very short trip).  Have any of you taken any good vacations this summer?  Do tell!


4 responses to “Boston/10 Year Anniversary Trip

  1. love the pics – sounds like you had a great trip!! happy anniversary again 🙂 here’s to many, many more!!!

  2. I LOVE this whole blog post !!!

    Let’s plan our birthdays there next year !!! For real !! 😉

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