Monday, October 13, 2008

"a boston we will go..."

the title? because I could. that's why.
these images below? again, because I could. and did.
(i typed in the word "boston" on google and these were some of the suggestions it had).

boston terriers

boston red socks
(which aaron thinks we should pay $500 for a ticket to one of the games.
To that suggestion, I just had to scoff. (yes, good word usage).


boston herald.

n.e.way, let's talk Boston, aka MY Disneyland, aka Beantown (just found out why it's called that. Ever heard of "boston baked beans"??---yeah, Aaron and I won't be partaking in that delicacy. We aren't bean fans or tomato or cucumber or squash or sour cream (unless mixed with other things) fans... that's why we got married. we are SO alike.

So, yes, we are traveling to Boston. Aaron said last night that I am acting like a 5 year old going to Disneyland. Yes, friends, I am THAT excited. Now, you would think, with all this excitement, I'd have EVERYthing planned out--where to go, what to see, what to eat, etc.--- however, I mustn't be a liar. Really, nothing but the car rental, hotel and flight is finalized. Sorry. My bad. But, in my defense, there have been many things to accomplish. So, the time is up. Our trip is upon us, and now I am in the midst of planning it all.

Oh, you want to know why we are going? Okay, this is a good story. I'll try to make it brief.

Aaron got accepted to Boston University. That was my ticket to Boston. I've ALWAYS wanted to live there, even for just a brief stint. I was thrilled. Well, he also got accepted to another school and yes, a few others... but in the end, we decided to go to Tejas. Things like "great school" and that thing called "money" played big roles in that decision. Aaron's theory was this, as he pitched the idea to me, "Because Texas is so much cheaper, we will use the money we saved and go to Boston EVERY year!" Well, I'm a sucker. I agreed. And here we are. Third year in dental school and FINALLY going. Remember how it didn't go exactly as Aaron pitched it? That's okay. All that matters is that we are really going now.

So, we've been saving up our pennies and that, coupled with the fact that one of Aaron's favorite pastimes is looking up cheap tickets (good talent, hon), we're truly going!

We've got a few things ready and are especially looking forward to wearing our LONG SLEEVED SHIRTS, SWEATERS, and JACKETS! Now, to those of you who live in Texas, let me introduce you to these articles of clothing... just kidding. But seriously, I have not touched my "sweater box" since we've moved.

So, we're going. Get excited. I am. Miss Kemy, (who most of you don't know, but she is a good friend of ours who lived in Boston before we met her, and therefore the expert on such matters) ---she has graciously emailed us a list of some ALL IMPORTANT and WONDERFUL things to do. So, basically, I have a good idea of what we will be doing, but in case any of you think there is something else we ABSOLUTELY have to do, we'll take your suggestions.

But, in case we don't have time for ALL of them, please, don't be haters. Only love.rs. (I had to separate that word with periods so you wouldn't get the wrong idea).

So, there you have it folks. We'll start taking suggestions starting..........
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8 comments:

lizzy said...

can you do some pic.s of tillie and post them? sorry i just miss her so much! i am so excited for you to go that will be so fun!

love aunt lizzy!

emily snyder said...

i am soooooo jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!! remember how one of the times you went to boston was when i was pretending to speak russian and NO one understood me in the entire country??? oh, yep. i do.

SOOOO jealous!!!! take a thousand pictures please!!! if you want, you could check out Emerson College and see if i would still want to go there . . .

Mandee said...

aww man! I'm so jealous!!! LUCKY DUCKS!! bring me back something good....hahahahahahahahahahahahahah

CHERI said...

Not to boast or anything, but I am wearing lots of sweaters this year...and I LOVE IT!!

Have a fun trip.

marc, michelle and Jackson said...

You crack me up melissa!!! Have fun in Bean town! My cousin Liz and her husband are there at Dental school (this is their 4th year), so they pretty much know the town. If you need any suggestions on what to do. I am sure she could point you in some directions. :)

I have to say I always like the Swan Boats in Boston (even if just to watch). And it is fun to walk the freedom trail...maybe a little long, but you can jump on and off as you please and skip anything you don't care to see. But if you look the freedom trail up they will have some great ideas of places to see.

elements: overexposed said...

Get ready for it to be a bit chilly...not just cool, but with a bite of cold that goes right through your bones. I don't want to get you down, just give you the facts. Be SURE to take hats, gloves and scarves. I do love Boston in the Fall and if you have time and if the leaves are still on the trees, you MUST go "leaf peeping" as they call it. You could even go apple picking and leaf peeping at the same time. Not that you will bring home the apples. Enjoy! It is such a beautiful city. You must stop by C's old school, okay you really don't have to. As for a Red Sox Game, I would spend any amount to see them play, however, now that they are in the playoffs, goodluck getting tickets...you never know, but it's pretty hard.

About Maine, so beautiful. How many days will you be there? I think I gave you the name of a few towns there, but Portland is a nice little fishing town with fun little shops, however, it's about 2 hours from Boston...Ogunquit has a beautiful shoreline walk (I would do that) and Kittery has shopping outlets (like San Marcos) and I believe you go through it on your way to Ogunquit...I'd rather see other things than shop. My fiend LOVES Portsmouth and eating at a restaurant that was formerly and old library, I guess it's pretty cool. Anywho, hope that helps! Are you taking in a who while you are there? There's the Wang, Colonial, Boston Opera House and many other Theatres. Have so much fun!

Jordan & Jandee said...

Can't wait to hear all about your trip! Just a little jealous, I guess I'll have to live vicariously through your sure-to-be awesome pictures!

annie and jared said...

how fun, i have only been to boston once and have been dying to go back ever since. are you guys going baby-less or is little matilda going as well? either way, sounds like a little slice of heaven about now. have fun!

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