Hi there! Today I'd like to share a few pictures and memories from a trip to Boston that my boyfriend and I took a few weeks ago.
My grandmother used to take my mom and my brother and I to Boston every year, and every year I was so excited to go on the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens. It turns out that I get just as excited about them as an adult! Since we went on a grey morning with some sprinkles of rain, there was no line at all. It was just as lovely as I remembered. There was a pair of nesting swans next to the lake, and the swan who was on the nest moved just enough that we could see the eggs! It was very exciting. I didn't want to disturb them by trying to take a picture, so instead, I just hissed "Look! Eggs! Look! Eggs!" repeatedly to my boyfriend, who had, in fact, pointed out the eggs to me.
Completely by chance, we came across a rose garden on our way to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. I've never seen so many roses in one place! And I've gotta say... There aren't too many things better than walking hand in hand with someone fantastic through arches of roses. I highly recommend it.
We also went to two Red Sox games! I hadn't been to a baseball game in years, and it was my boyfriend's first time at Fenway Park. He's an avid Red Sox fan, and David Ortiz hit a home run on his birthday. So that was pretty great. It turns out that I really like baseball! I've known for a while that it's my favorite sport, mostly because it's one of the few sports where I am both interested and can figure out what is going on, more or less, but it turns out that I really like it. I wore a baseball hat twice and I've worn it to the grocery store since. I even have a favorite player! (It's Jackie Bradley Jr., in case you're wondering. I like him because he has cute chipmunk-cheeks and because the first few measures of his walk-up song sound like they're being sung by Alvin. I obviously have very strict priorities for choosing favorite players.)
We had such a wonderful time. It was a perfect blend of revisiting my favorite places from previous trips and going on brand new adventures and making brand new memories. Boston is definitely still my favorite city (sorry, New York) and it was so much fun to experience it with such a special person.
Where are you all traveling to this summer? I hope your week is off to an excellent start!