We’re already five days into January, which means that it is high time for the first micapie post of 2012!
The boyfriend and I had a lovely New Year’s trip to Boston, our first visit in four years.
There is a city-wide event called First Night in Boston on New Year’s Eve. There are different cultural events all over the city, starting with a big parade:
There were also elaborate ice sculptures (which were sadly melted by the next day):
At midnight, there was a fireworks show in Boston Harbor. After dinner, we made our way (we thought) to the docks to see them, but due to a hiccup in the boyfriend’s knowledge of Boston geography, we ended up in south Boston, far away. About three minutes to midnight, we finally got on track. Thus, we rang in 2012 with this view of the midnight fireworks:
It is an amusing story and certainly something I will remember for years to come. Also, we determined that I have a better sense of direction that the boyfriend.
After New Year’s Eve, we did several other fun things in Bean-town.
We checked off Massachusetts on our list of state capitol photos. I think we’re up to seven or so now.
We walked around Quincy Market and marveled at the big-ass tree:
We lunched at the Union Oyster House, America’s Oldest restaurant:
One dinner was at Rabia’s, our favorite Italian restaurant in the North End. Please note the couple feeding each other in the corner:
Also, in the North End, I had a raspberry-lime rickey (soda) and tasted my first lobster tail (a flaky pastry filled with delicious French cream).
We didn’t eat it all, so I had to carry that heavy thing back to the hotel:
At Har-fard, we visited the boyfriend’s freshman dorm:
And his upperclassman dorm:
(The boyfriend’s sophomore dorm room was the room in which Facebook was created several years before!)
We also saw the Occupy Harvard
structure yurt…where he did not live:
We also met up with Gebre, one of the boyfriend’s suitemates, for lunch at Yenching (one of their favorite Chinese restaurants in Harvard Square):
And the next day, we had dinner and bubble tea with Shuyu and Lyric. Shuyu lived in the boyfriend’s upperclassman residence, and Lyric is one of our high school friends:
Overall, it was a really great trip and a fantastic Christmas present to each other. I dragged the boyfriend to every realty office window I could find to price condos in the city, so maybe we will end up living there after graduation. (But seriously, it feels like that will never get here.)
And because this post is already too long, I will end it here. Resolution list to come!