Sunday, April 17, 2011

Shipping up to Boston

We have arrived in Boston!  Our travel was blissfully uneventful.  We were on flight "super fast" with the Hovii & and Colleen and Chris Cummins.  The condo we are renting in Charlestown is awesome.  It's a half block from the Bunker Hill Monument and a ten minute walk from the T.

Our plan was to grab a casual lunch and hit the Expo.  On our trip to the Expo we inadvertently crashed into the finish line.  It was very cool to see the finish and think that soon we would be crossing that line.

My lunch
Our casual lunch turned fancy when we spotted Atlantic Fish.  They were booked with over 400 reservations on Saturday night, but did have tables for available for lunch.  So, we stopped in and had a fabulous lunch.  

Then we hit up the Expo and Trader Joe's for some provisions.  Although it was nearly 7:30 by the time we got back to the condo, we decided to try a local thai place for dinner then venture back into Boston, specifically some bars in the Fanuiel Hall area.

Scorpion bowl- 2 straws
We ended up at a place called Hong Kong.  They were selling chicken on a stick for $1 and everyone was dancing around to terrible 90s music and drinking scorpion bowls.  Obviously, we had to partake.  Not in the sketchy meat part, but in the sketchy frat-party style beverages.  We had one.  Or two.  I can't recall.  But I do recall thinking that Allen Strickland would love this place and if we're ever in Boston when he is, the first scorpion bowl is on us.

We saw this guy on our walk back from the T:

He is using his right arm to secure the mattresses.  Winning!


  1. dude my friend/coworker lives on monument ave like 30 feet away from the monument...and i'm spending the night with her thursday...small world!

    also, good luck. =)

  2. I don't know what a scorpion bowl is but I am in. Only 364 days to go...

    Congrats you 2! And you ran in the Boston Marathon on the day the winner ran the fastest marathon of all time! How cool is that?!?