food, fun and friendshipGuest Blogger: introducing my cousin Dianne from Southern California
"Hi"----I'm Dianne, Stacy's cousin, and former traveling partner (Italy and London). One of my college roomies and I took a girls' trip and met up in Boston this past May. One of the best things about traveling back east in the spring time is the flowers. They are everywhere and Absolutely BeaUtiFuL.
This is one of my favorite tulip pics taken at the Boston Public Garden.
The Freedom Trail is a must do while in Boston. Our guide not only gave us a quick history lesson on the city of Boston and the start of our country, but was quite entertaining and funny. Not to mention, also offered some good tips on eateries and local pubs. You can't
leave Boston without going to a pub!
If you are a foodie, visit Modern Pastry in Boston's North End. The canolis are TOO DIE FOR!!! Walking around the North End (Italian part of town) we noticed a long line and decided to find out why all the fuss. Question answered as soon as I bit into my very first canoli.
This is a pic of another one of their tasty delights, a lobster . . .creamy custard filling in a puff pastry treat, and, of course, covered in powdered sugar.
The flowers were amazing, and I love my digital camera. This was my attempt to be artsy and playing with the "color accent" feature on my Canon SD1000.
It was a perfect Saturday afternoon and although we started our trip with Boston being overcast and rainy, the days following were filled with sunshine. . . perfect spring days.
HOT Travel tip: I took a chance and checked out Hotwire.com, which listed a 4 star hotel in the Copley Place district. Asked around and found out this was a great part of town. Got very lucky with a room at the Westin for $130/night (including all taxes, etc). Called ahead as I flew in on the red-eye and the Westin also accomodated me with an early check-in of 8 am. (Way to go Di!)
Perfect Ending to a Perfect Trip