Boston Bound Part IV- the sights, the sounds…the food

So J and I did do other things in Boston beside run 26.2 miles…we explored the many historic sites…like Fenway 🙂 and ate our way through the Freedom Trail.
Here’s a little recap of our trip:
Day 1
We treated Carl and Julia to a Italian feast aka “Carbo load”
at Allora Ristorante in Marlborough, MA (suburb of Boston)

Mediterranean Salmon stuffed with spinach, feta and sun dried tomato over fennel and arugula salad

Lobster and Ravioli chunks of lobster, baby spinach, red onion and zucchini simmered in tomato alfredo sauce
Day 2
see Boston Bound part III
Day 3
Boston Marathon
Day 4
it was time to say “good-bye” to Carl and Julia and head to the city to explore the sites

they dished us up with a lovely home, comfy bed, and awesome home cooking

Downtown Boston

J had to get in on the Dunkin’ Donuts craze while we were out there
they are EVERYWHERE on the East Coast….not sure I’m sold on the coffee

More baked goods at Bova’s Bakery in the North End
The Freedom Trail:
directions…follow the red brick line to see Boston’s historic sites (approx.2.5 miles)
warning…this may not be the best thing to do after running a marathon

Here we go!

we saw the State House…ooooooohhh

the site where the Declaration of Independence was read….ahhhhhhh

Paul Revere’s grave and home…

a large steeple and clock….more ooohhhs and ahhhs

“hey…I didn’t know they had Starbuck’s back then….did you J?”

and OF COURSE we found some historic food….the oldest restaurant in America…
Union Oyster House est 1826
we finally got a table after making our reservation in 1856

New England Clam Chowder…YUM…coming from someone who doesn’t typically like this soup

J ordered oysters….not me

but after J’s persuasion and my hesitation I tried one and………..was done

we made it all the way to Bunker Hill aka the end of the trail

we were exhausted…J looked like a British solider defeated at Bunker Hill

and I fell asleep in the hotel lobby waiting for our room

Boston Common
the oldest park in the country…lots of “oldest” stuff in Boston

I felt like I was taking my senior pictures

Fenway Park

J and I finally had our celebratory drink…cheers!

Red Sox’s WON!

Day 5
Boston Duck Tour

J made me sit in the driver seat….can’t wait till we have kids so I don’t have to do the korny pics anymore

a slice of heaven…I mean Boston Cream pie at the site it was created, Omni Parker House

Regina’s Pizza, this has to be where pizza landed in the US because it was GOOOOOD

of course, I had to get one with veggies on it

a few random pics:

wish this was my spice rack

J picked up a new cellphone out there…it’s called the Banana Berry
I receive Bible Verse emails every day….this just happen to be the one I received the morning of the marathon (pretty appropriate):
Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil: This will give strength to your flesh, and new life to your bones. -Proverbs 3:7-8
Until next time…

look good, feel good, do good

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