We’re just back from a fast and fun five days in Boston. I say this so that the people whose blogs I read and comment on regularly will understand that I have been incommunicado for a reason. Like family, sightseeing, and eating. (We visited our older son, dil, and granddaughter who celebrated her second birthday!)
But you know me, never short on opinions, so I will give you my rapid rundown on Boston in a nutshell.
Three great things about Boston: great architecture, amazing historic sites, and fantastic seafood.
Three awful things about Boston: terrible traffic, horrible drivers, crazy roads.
And, Boston, I have to tell you something: What you call ‘North Square’ is actually a triangle. Really. Did you miss Sesame Street the day they explained that a triangle has three sides, and a square has four? I think maybe that’s what happened to you. I guess you’re not going to change all the signs now, but maybe you could put a footnote in to indicate that you know the difference.
Oh yes, one more thing. How could you take Faneuil Hall, the great historic meeting place built in 1740, and turn it into an open market of stalls with the worst kind of tourist kitschy krap ever seen? Did anyone think we needed more vendors of keychains, t-shirts and mugs? No, they did not. Bad idea; poor form. Could someone there just click a giant ‘undo’ key?
But thanks for the spectacular weather while we were there. It permitted us to walk our little legs off, day after day. I even got a little sunburn on my neck, which, like Nora Ephron, I feel bad about. We walked the Freedom Trail, visited Paul Revere’s house, ate on the waterfront. (No sign of Marlon Brando, though.)
I’m going to be a little scarce again till next Tuesday, as two of the other kids are coming in town for the weekend! There’s going to be a bridal shower for the Daffodil, (you remember: De Facto Daughter-in-Law), so she and my son are coming in, and my daughter and 3 year-old grandson are coming in, too. It’s going to be organized chaos around here, and all of it good. Except for the parts that are extremely good and great! I’m so excited I can’t stand it! See you Tuesday!