For the past two weeks, I have been on vacation in Boston. I don’t like to tell the world when I’m actually on vacation because you never know who’s watching. Anyway, my son and I flew up here to spend time with my husband. By the time you read this, I will either be flying or at home.
Just to get you up to speed, my husband actually works in Boston. His mother and much of his family lives there. Last year she became rather ill, so luckily he was here to take care of her. By the way, she’s much better now and totally enjoys him being there with her. I think he kind of likes it too.
While here, I got to meet a virtual classmate of mine.
He took me out to lunch and we had a chance to chat and get our steps in. The steps part wasn’t planned, though. We had wanted to go to this one particular restaurant but it happened to be closed on Mondays. So, we went walking for a few blocks trying to find something that we wanted to eat. No luck, so we hopped back in the car and ended up eating at one of his fav Mexican spots.
During our visit, we visited lots of family and even got Chinese food from Chinatown. It was soooo good. We tried to get clams from this restaurant called The Clam Box at Wollaston Beach, but they were closed due to COVID. To be honest, it was actually quite cold and windy that day but it didn’t stop me from taking pictures nor did it stop people from hanging out at the beach. By the way, the last pic is my mother-in-love and me.
My favorite part was going to the Cape for the weekend. Steve’s good friend has a house down there. We had a great time enjoying the peace and quiet, along with a major feast. There were grilled hamburgers, hotdogs, corn, sausage, baked beans, salad and watermelon. To top it of, we had a lobster boil and drank much wine. I’m not a regular drinker, so I got a bit tipsy. Oh, I almost forgot that my son actually put his phone down (kind of) to play pool with me. Also, if you’re wondering why my son has that look on his face, it’s because we were trying to recreate the first time he came down to the Cape and held a lobster.
To add to our fun time together, we rented bikes so that we could ride a particular trail near his mother’s residence. It was a lot of fun and the weather was wonderful, unlike most of Boston while we were there. I swear at times it felt like it was fall. Anyway, my poor husband hadn’t ridden a bike in ages, so he had a difficult time keeping up. In fact, my son and I left him but eventually had to wait for him to catch up. One of the nice aspects of the trail was that it took us along the Neponset River which looked like the next big rain could cause it to overrun its banks.
Before I close, I just wanted to share one last thing. While I was out with my classmate, Osa who is a wonderful headshot and branding photographer in Boston, we passed the cutest little Target in Roslindale. I had never seen one quite like this. It appeared to be a corner store Target. I liken it to a CVS but better. In fact, it was so cute I had to take a picture of it to share. Yes, my son thought I was silly too, as did my husband. While in the Target, I had to take a tour so that I could experience all of the cuteness of the tiny Target. If you can’t tell, I really like Target stores. Isn’t it adorable?
Ok, this is really the last thing. Whenever people get to know my husband and he tells them he’s married, the always want to meet me. You see, my husband is a unique individual with plenty of idiosyncrasies. I guess they want to know who actually married him. Anyway, one of the people I had to meet was his landlady. She happens to be a good friend of my mother-in-love. She’s just the sweetest thing and funny too. The only thing is, she can’t pronounce my name. In fact, she gave me a whole new name. No matter how many times I have corrected her and have even gotten her to say it correctly, she still calls me Alisha. So now, I just answer when she calls me. It’s not going to change and it’s not like I’m going to talk to her every day.
Sadly, our son and I had to leave because school is just around the corner. The last thing I want or need is to be stressed out before school starts. Even though leaving my husband is a bit stressful, I know I will see him again real soon. As they say, absence makes the heart grow fonder.
“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” ~ Earl Wilson