Boston Trip, Part Two in Travels with ConnieK

  • Oct. 27, 2017, 8:09 a.m.
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Day Two (Sunday) began with a breakfast of cannoli at Mike’s Pastry

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After that, we did the tour of the Paul Revere House

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The only bell that Revere cast. It was rung one time: at Paul’s funeral.

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I had a lobster salad for lunch. We walked it off in the Old North Church area (where the light was shone to tell Paul if the Regulars were coming by land or sea)

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After that, we visited the Granary Burying Grounds.

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Our eldest son, aka our biggest eater, was in seventh heaven, since the area is filled with Italian restaurants and the air is permeated with odors of garlic and warm bread and bubbly spaghetti sauce (the Italians call it “gravy”, but I use the term sauce for the uninitiated). My son couldn’t stand the temptation, so even though we were still full, he could not pass up a to-go order of Caprese salad with lobster.

Many of the people here still speak Italian fluently, so their voices mixed with the city sounds of traffic and live music as we stood there on the sidewalk, exclaiming over the salad with the proprietor in the doorway, beaming smiles on us.

We ended the night at La Famiglia Gregorio for dinner (I had the lobster ravioli). Our son considered taking them up on their lasagna challenge (6 pounds of lasagna), but decided he’d already eaten too much to win. He HAS vowed to return, though, and I KNOW that kid will give them a good run for the money.

Yes, we ate our way across Boston, but we walked it off, so I only gained a pound, overall.

GypsyWynd October 27, 2017


Exhumed By Scrying Eyes October 27, 2017

I'm from there and haven't been home since 2004.

My grandmother and uncle aren't doing so well, and my mom, my sister, my brother are all going home to see family, I can't because of my own health crisis at the moment. :( I do miss it, it's a great city!

I am familiar with Mike's Pastry... amazing! Nice trip!

ConnieK Exhumed By Scrying Eyes ⋅ October 28, 2017

It was a fun time. I hope you are feeling better soon.

QueenSuzu October 27, 2017

Drooling over the description of the food smells. Cemetery is pretty neat especially the tombstone with the skull on top. I love old cemeteries. Good for you on only gaining a pound but tell me did eat any beans or did you just stick with lobster.

ConnieK QueenSuzu ⋅ October 28, 2017

I was tempted for beans but skipped them.

QueenSuzu ConnieK ⋅ October 28, 2017

Ha ha. I asked because you keep talking about lobster but you are in oston, so what about----Boston baked beans-----ha ha, I am so funny, ha ha!

Chic Chat October 27, 2017

I have never seen a headstone like that. I'm in awe that it's still in such good condition after all this time.

Food sounds amazing. I'm not sure I'd be able to resist the smell either.

ConnieK Chic Chat ⋅ October 28, 2017

Some headstones were unreadable, so I tried to focus on the clearest ones.

a mote, floating October 28, 2017

Love it! Boston is such a terrific walking city. (And eating city!)

ConnieK a mote, floating ⋅ October 28, 2017

The kids kept me moving. I found myself muttering, "Oh, great, another set of granite steps" more than once! LOL!

WildflowerHeart October 28, 2017

Yep still making me miss the place. My original goal was to live there but I couldn't deal with their winters! Lol

ConnieK WildflowerHeart ⋅ October 28, 2017

I couldn't deal with the expense. I grew up in Winchester (summered at Wingaersheek).

WildflowerHeart ConnieK ⋅ October 28, 2017

That too. Lol

woman in the moon October 30, 2017

Nice. And thank you.

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