Tuesday, October 02, 2012

BOSTON - 2


21 September - We started with another trip to the Prudential Center Mall. We chose a different route which bought us to the entrance of Lord and Taylor, which was actually a separate building. Just before one enters Lord and Taylor, there is a door leading outside and a walkway to other stores. One we want very much to visit, was Shaw's Supermarket. I don't think we've ever gone anywhere that we haven't checked out the local market, and Shaw's was quite large and quite nice.

After our trip to the market, Robb was feeling hungry. I suggested that instead of going some place for lunch, we just go to Starbuck's and get a Snack. So we left the Prudential Center and walked to Starbuck's, which was just across the street. There was not a vacant seat to be found. And everyone was either on their laptop or smartphone. As luck would have it, there is a place called Max Brenner just next door.   We decided to give it a try. The whole theme at Max Brenner is chocolate. I had a White Chocolate Cappucino. Robb had the Melting Chocolate Truffle Heart Cake & Shake. If you go to Boston, you MUST go to Max Brenner! Dinner was at Atlantic Fish Company. We started with Calamari Milano, half fried and half grilled calamari. Our main course was scallops served with grilled sweet potatoes and asparagus. Another excellent meal in Boston where we have come to expect nothing less. At least, in this fantastic area into which we lucked out.

22 September, 2012 - Robb wanted to go to Harvard. But Harvard isn't just one building, it's a conglomeration of many buildings depending on the curriculum in which you're interested. So we decided to go to the bookstore, which as it turned out was in Harvard Square and was not really the school bookstore. Harvard Square is also a large area encompassing several blocks. We wandered around for a while, and then we came upon a street performer just behind this kiosk/newstand. We watched his whole show. He was actually pretty good and got the somewhat large crowd into it. Dinner again at La Voile.

23 September, 2012 - Had lunch, again, at Cafeteria. Afterwards, we walked up to Commonwealth Avenue and hung out on a park bench on the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, relaxing and people watching. We still had a lot of packing to do because we leave tomorrow and we have to be out of here by 11h00, so after a few hours, we went back to the studio. I wasn't about to leave Boston without one more dinner of New England Clam Chowder at Charley's Saloon. Again I was not disappointed.

We loved Boston and the people we met there, most of whom seemed to be from somewhere else. We heard a lot of Spanish and several other languages also. If it were not for the winters, we could see ourselves living in Boston and enjoying its multitude of cultural events, something we don't have in Fort Lauderdale. I only wish we could have seen and done more.

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À la prochaine, mes amis.

2 comments:

Peter Olson said...

Never neen to Boston, but you make it feel really attractive... already for the eating!

Ken Broadhurst said...

Glad you liked Boston. We were around the area last spring but didn't manage to get into the city. Had been there years ago and enjoyed it.