Boston // Part One

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Okay, I think we can all agree that I suck at being able to keep a blog updated semi-regularly. We’ll blame it on factors besides the fact that I procrastinate for now. ;)

Since I am not so great at updating, I told virtually no one via the blogosphere (although I certainly talked about it elsewhere) that I went on vacation to Boston for a week in August! The vacation itself was much needed – aside from a couple of long weekends, I hadn’t really had a vacation since I went to New York City earlier this year. And things at my job can get pretty crazy, so the fact that a week long vacation isn’t mandatory for every employee every quarter is beyond me. But moving on …

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I’d always wanted to go to Boston, as Halifax has very strong ties to the other city. A lot of sports fans up this way support Bostonian teams, and after visiting Boston I can say that the two are very similar in a lot of ways. I love Halifax, but Boston is definitely the city that Halifax aspires to be. A harbour city steeped in history, marrying the old and new (although we seem to have a lot of trouble with that in Halifax). And, as an added bonus, I got to visit my dear friends Jackie, who lives in Massachusetts, and our friend Nell, who flew in from Wales! It was a fantastic week, and I definitely kept everyone busy because I wanted to see everything. Almost a month later and I’m still missing them both very dearly, and I can’t wait to see them again.

Because my vacation was a week long, and I have this habit of taking an absurd amount of pictures (I think Jackie and Nell began to get a little annoyed with how often I stopped to take a photograph of an insignificant building just because I thought it was pretty), I’ll be breaking up my recap of my time in Boston into a couple of posts. Trust me, it’s better this way!

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The first day we didn’t do much – basically I recovered from flying (of which I’m still not a fan), and we hung around the apartment and watched Star Trek: Voyager. But on day two we checked out the Bunker Hill Monument, and went for a stroll around Charlestown! The day started off kind of damp and rainy, but cleared up late in the afternoon and stayed sunny and warm until my departure a week later!

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