Boston You Beauty

“Here’s what I see all across this great city – people working together to make Boston a better place to live and to raise children, to grow and pursue dreams.” ~ Thomas Menino

Growing up, living only three hours (give or take traffic) from, you would think I would be well acquainted with the city that birthed the American Revolution. Unfortunately, until recently, I wasn’t Boston’s biggest fan.

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Sure it had lots of History that I loved. But as a kid, been there done that and I did NOT want to do touristy things or be in enemy territory. As a New York fan, Boston was the enemy. There is a reason as soon as I could, I booked it to Manhattan. I could cheer for my teams without worrying about getting into a fight with a rabid red hosiery fan!

The oldness mixed in with the newness blended to much into the New England charm, I really did not care for as a teenager.

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Thank god all these years later I have finally found reason. While I will never EVER be a New England fan, if we can perhaps plead the fifth on sports, I think a marriage with Boston would be one made in heaven!

While Boston decided it would be fun to mess with the mind and make navigating a brain teaser, my third visit in six months proved I was either blessed by Hermes with direction, or Boston and I were becoming bosom buddies, especially around Boston’s Water-front and Financial districts.

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Yesterday, we decided to go into the city and soak it up in a combination of native and tourist, hanging out in the grassy parks, working on our tans, and striding down Faneuil Hall which was an answer to our bellies.

The one thing I absolutely adore about the city, is the merging of old and new. The combination of modern and historical architecture creates a unique setting similar to that of an old European city. Until this visit I hadn’t truly noticed the similarities between Paris and Boston. It endeared me even more.

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While New York has lots of history, everything about It is big and bigger. Boston is quaint with sky scrapers just barely dotting the skyline.

It is a place I never thought I would be itching to explore more of, but I am.

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Until next time Boston

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