November 22, 2009

boston lovin

The last couple days have really been a whirlwind. Friday was the wedding welcome dinner which turned into an all night party, followed by the wedding itself on Saturday that was then followed by reception and dinner, so a couple long and very full days, in every good way possible. Both the party and the wedding were amazing - maybe the most personal wedding I've ever been to, which was really nice; and as it should (though often doesn't), it left a big impression. Needless to say, I have lots of pics from both, so will post more on them later. Beyond that, Boston has been great fun. Its not my first time here, so I'm not sure why it seems so different, but maybe because my other times were all centered around baseball games in bitter cold. What surprises me most is how incredibly friendly people are - everywhere. From people you meet to waiters to hot dog vendors to the guy walking his dog on the street who bothers to say 'good morning' as he passes. Admittedly, most locals I've talked to seem surprised when I tell them that, so I may have just lucked out in my experience somehow. In some ways I've been in a bit of a funk since my birthday in October, I never expected it would be a cold brash northeastern city that broke me out of it. Boston has been anything but cold to me, and I love it for that.

1 comment:

langolier said...

I like Boston. It always seemed like a (big) small town to me. We used to go there when Melanie lived in Somervile and I went to MacWorld Expos there!

At one point I decided that it was able to pack so much city in such a small area because it didn't bother with ANY parking.