After quite a bit of searching, we think we have a place reserved in Boston. We tried several, only to be told,"it's available" and then, a few minutes later, "it's not available" many times. One guy indicated we had chosen the 'busiest' time of the year because it's back-to-school time. I'm not sure what he meant by that unless he was saying that college students are taking all the available places, which doesn't make whole lot of sense. For what we're paying for a room for ONE WEEK in Boston, we could have rented a one-bedroom apartment for a month in Paris. Whatever, according to Google maps street view. it's a nice area with a lot of restaurants and cafes just around the corner.
Thursday night, we had dinner at the Rainbow Palace, an upscale Chinese restaurant a few blocks from us. It has been there longer than we've been in this apartment, but we have never eaten there until now. It's really nicely appointed and the waiters all wear tuxedos. We started with a very crispy egg roll, then we both had the Snapper Special with lots of vegetables in a delicious Szechuan Sauce. Wine was a nice sauvignon blanc. Parting from our usual routine, we both had dessert. I had a fantastic raspberry crumble, and Robb had a chocolate mousse pie-like thing. They were both good. While we were eating, we overheard one of the waiters mention to another customer, Grand Marnier Duck. Our mouths were watering so we must return to try that.
This has to be the most stupid thing I've seen in many years: FliZ Is Newest and Most Ridiculous Sensation in Bicycling
Dumb Law of the Week: In Massachusetts, it is illegal for mourners at a wake to eat more than three sandwiches.
À la prochaine, mes amis.