After nearly two years of prodding, I finally got a couple members of my family to come visit me here in Boston! It was a whirlwind trip in which my mother and youngest sister came in on a Thursday and left that Sunday while another sister arrived on Saturday and left Wednesday.
It’s always amusing to me how you never tend to do the tourist-type stuff when you live in a city. (I know so many New Yorkers who have never been to the Statue of Liberty.) Anyway, we took advantage of their visit to do the tourist things I have yet to do and to cross a number of things off my 101 in 1001 list! We took a Old Towne Trolley tour around the city (#9) and I ended up learning a lot more about Boston and its history than I thought I would. Bonus!
We also ate at several restaurants I had yet to try, such as Legal Seafood (I know, crazy). I took them to Jacob Wirth for the Friday-night piano sing along. We had dessert at Max Brenner and brunch at Stephanie’s on Newbury. We grabbed cupcakes at Sweet. And of course, we went to Mass Ave Tavern, where they were kind enough to treat mom and I to a free first round of drinks! It pays to be the Foursquare Mayor!
We walked through the Victory Gardens by Fenway and the Public Gardens. My mom is a plant lover. We went to the New England Quilt Museum, my mom is big-time into quilting and is super talented. (Check our her company Make Mine Quilted.) We also visited Concord to see Orchard House and Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. It was fun and exhausting to say the least.
More on touring the Newport mansions and Martha’s Vineyard tomorrow….