I am wondering if I will have East Coast withdrawal in a couple of months when we move to Alaska. I am pretty sure there will be a long list of things I miss about this area, I am just hoping there will be enough new, exciting things about Alaska that it won't be a huge disappointment. We went on a road trip last weekend, up to Boston. It was so amazing, and it really hit me how lucky we are to have so many big cities close to us.
We drove all the way up I-95, taking a small detour to drive through New York City, which was a huge adrenaline rush! I was driving while Bradford navigated and we saw The Statue of Liberty (which we call the statue of bolivity, thanks to my little bro. Eric), Ground Zero, Radio City, Central Park and The Empire State Building. It was a whirlwind and actually seems like a dream now.
We got to Boston feeling a little cranky and tired and checked into our hotel. This was the view from our window, so we quickly lost our bad attitudes! The next morning we headed out to do part of the "freedom trail". Which is a walking tour through downtown Boston. My favorite stops were the old cemeteries that had tombstones all the way back to the 1700s! They were amazing!
After lunch, we headed to Gillette field to see a USA Soccer match against Panama. This game was the main reason Bradford wanted to go to Boston! The stadium was HUGE and USA won, so everyone was happy. Bradford kept getting really funny looks when he would yell things out in Spanish. It was so funny to see people's reactions to this crazy Gringo cheering in Spanish!
This is the main Quad at Harvard. We spent a couple of hours walking around the campus and neighborhood. It was just like I imagined, all lush and green with tons of old brick buildings. I even felt smarter when I was there.
Another thing I loved about Boston was the parks and public gardens. They were so well maintained and clean! Lucy enjoyed lunch in the shade more that once on this trip.