I spent last weekend in Boston. Originally, I was supposed to fly out Thursday, but my airline preemptively cancelled flights for Thursday on Wednesday afternoon, and I didn't leave until Friday night.
This was my first time flying since I had open heart surgery. I felt sorry for the person who sat next to me because I chew gum (so my ears will pop) and I'm pretty sure I was more cow with cud than human with chewing gum.
Flying out of Buffalo Niagara International
It was, maybe, a little snowy when I left Buffalo. This was my first time flying out of Buffalo Niagara International, and to do it at night was really cool. I've always loved flying at night - there's something special about seeing cities lit up.
What's really special? Turning an 11 hour bus ride into a 1 hour flight. That's downright magical.
Also magical? Downtown Boston.
I'm honestly not quite sure what I was looking at in the photo on the left, but the one on the right is one of the seals outside the aquarium. That Day I Learned: seals can be up to 5'4 in length (which is as tall as I am, for the record), and between 150-200 pounds. Which kind of blew my mind a little bit.
I had at least one requisite bowl of chowder, and my best friend E and I basically ate our way through Faneuil Hall. As one does.
That chowder was the food with the highest nutritional content that I ate that entire weekend. E has a donut shop that gives Paula's a run for its money, and then there was pizza. (We have yet to find anywhere that does garlic knots comparable to the Italian place where we grew up.)
There was laughter and conversation and shenanigans - something called Sh*t-Faced Shakespeare may have been involved on Saturday night - and trips to the library at Copley Plaza (they have a Shakespeare exhibit - I was mere feet from quartos and folios and it was amazing) and an entire day, basically, at the Museum of Science. They had a DaVinci exhibit at the museum, and it was glorious. The man was a genius, and I don't know what half of his inventions were supposed to do - though I think they were meant to fly - and they ride that border between really strange and really cool.
Another thing I learned was, well, all about the Vitruvian Man and the proportions of the human body. Which is scientifically fascinating.
I had a fantastic weekend seeing a very dear friend. I ate my way through Boston, laughed so hard at one point that I'm pretty sure half the train car stared, and seriously, thoroughly enjoyed the company of my best friend and her boyfriend.
That was my out and about last weekend. There's a few more photos on my Instagram - that's usually where I document most of my adventures.
Have a great weekend, everybody.
Hope & Kindness,
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