Hey guys! So, Brig had an interview at a university in Boston for dental school last weekend. We decided to make a fun trip out of it and spend a few days there together and had a total blast. Here are some highlights:
- the leaves –> Ugh. Fall foliage on the east coast is just unbeatable, seriously. Brig and I were just in amazement as we spent hours driving through the suburbs marveling at the scenery. I just kept saying, “it’s so pretty! it’s so pretty!” Boston, you put Texas autumn to serious shame.
- the food –> Most notably:
- Flour Bakery – I walked over to Flour in Fort Point while Brig was interviewing and could hardly contain myself when I arrived. I love Joanne Chang’s cookbooks and have been wanting to go to one of her stores for awhile now. I tried the egg sandwich (to die for), vegan apple cinnamon muffin (insanely delicious), and twice-baked brioche french toast (kill me now.) Foodie heaven.
- Brazzziiiilian, baby. Brig lived in Boston for two years while on a service mission for our church, and spent a majority of that time serving in Brazilian communities, so he knew all the right spots to take me for the best authentic cuisine – and I LOVED it. We ate coxinhas (deep-fried balls of chicken and cream cheese, ugh) pao de queijo (bite-size cheese breads made with tapioca flour, swoon), beans, rice, and a whole bunch of other things where I didn’t really know what I was eating but it was a whole lot of delicious.
- We stayed with a sweet Italian family just North of Boston that Brig got to know really well on his mission, and we had a gourmet Italian meal literally every single night with multiple courses. Chicken marsala, orecchiette with red sauce, homemade artisan bread, lasagna…we were spoiled rotten. It was all so yummy and we were so, so grateful for their hospitality.
- the people –> Like I previously mentioned, Brig spent a lot of time working with the Brazilian communities in Boston, and so while we were there we made it a point to see as many of the people from his mission as we could. It was so neat to meet all of these kind people that just love him to pieces and were so grateful for the work he did there. It felt so special. On Sunday we attended a Portuguese church service and though I hardly understood anything, it was the sweetest experience.
- the sights –> Though we definitely did not have enough time to see all of the city – I mean, that would take a really, really long time – one of my favorite places that we did get to explore was Newbury Street & Public Garden. It was super fun to look in all the little shops & the Public Garden is just an absolute dream! So beautiful. We could not have asked for nicer weather, either – it was sunny, yet comfortably cool, and totally perfect.
I really just loved this trip so much because I got to spend it all with my man and I like him a lot. The city was pretty awesome, too 🙂 Thanks for showing me around your town, babe!
Have you ever been to Boston? What are your favorite things to do and see?