Boston

If you happen to follow me on Instagram then you saw the Mr surprised me with a trip to Boston for our fourteenth anniversary. To be honest at first I was apprehensive. It was the first time I left little Kellen for more than a few hours since he got sick this past January. Although I know we are on the upswing it was like cutting the umbilical all over again. I am so grateful the Mr made the executive decision to head out of town so we could simply reconnect. We needed it. We know marriage is so important and it can only sustain so long if you don't take the time to nurture it so that is exactly what we did. We took the time to talk and really listen to each others dreams, goals, and hardships. We held hands and walked the streets of Boston for hours on end. We ate well and ended each night watching a movie that took place in Boston. We laughed and I cried once I realized I need to breath again. It was just what our souls needed. 

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We walked from our loft  in Seaport along the harbor everyday. It was quite and the breeze was oh so glorious on a hot summers day. This view from the loft was perfection. Caffe Nero supplied me with my morning cup of cold brew and the Mr a late night snack. 

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Beacon Hill we could stroll for hours. The architecture, the cobblestone and brick walk ways, coupled with the beautiful greenery was a sight to behold. 

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We bought city 3 day Go Boston passes. They were so worth the money. The Cityview trolley drivers were all locals who loved their city and each guide shared something a little different. We could get on and off and tour different historical areas. Little Italy was one of my favorites. We ate at La Famiglia Giorgioโ€™s. They had the most amazing gluten free pasta. The line at night was out the door, but for lunch we got right in. It was close to Paul Revere's home. He bought it when it was almost 100 years old. Can you imagine? The Go Boston pass also gave us ample amount of passes for different sight's that was good for adults and kids. The way it worked for the Cityview trolley was brilliant. It didn't feel touristy and felt more like hanging with your Uncle who had all the best recommendations. 

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One of the Boston Go passes was for the Skywalk and it was jaw dropping. Getting to see the layout of the city and all the different architecture made it one of my favorite stops. The skywalk is part of a beautiful shopping center with plenty of places to eat and shop. It also now houses a smaller version of my New York favorite, Eatly. See the river in the photo above? We took a little tour boat, the Charles River Cruise, and got to see the city from yet another angle. It took us through Cambridge and down to Harvard. It was a nice way to be off your feet yet still take in all the site's. 

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The passes also included one premium event and we choose going to a Red Sox's game. I was beyond myself giddy to be in Fenway Park. I actually grew up just outside of Boston and never been to a game. If I had a bucket list then this experience would have been right at the top. 

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Tatte Bakery was throughout Boston. It was recommend to me by an old blog friend and she was spot on. Every shop was little different and they had the best iced tea, not to be mistaken for sweet tea for my southern friends. They had gluten free options too, but I did not partake. 

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Have a sneaker lover? This hidden gem it just the place to stop, Bodega. The store front is a market and then you go through a hidden door that leads into sneaker lovers dream. I was in awe. 

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Overall we saw so much yet I don't think we even broke the surface on what this city has to offer. We are already planning another trip with the kiddos. Nothing like learning history while walking the streets. 

stay: airbnb

eat & drink: Caffe Nero La Famiglia Giorgioโ€™s, Tatte Bakery, Pastoral {best gluten free pizza I have ever had. We took it to go and ate it in our loft while we watched a movie}, seaport area in general has so many wonderful places to eat

travel and sight seeing: walk, lyft car service & 3 day Go Boston {not paid to endorse just sharing my experience}