The huz and I went on a date night to go see the movie Patriots Day earlier this week. If you haven't heard of it, you can check out the trailer here. In honor of the movie, I thought it would be fun to share our Boston trip. We actually walked passed where the Boston bombings took place when we were visiting. I am a runner and I've ran the Houston half marathon. I just can't image what it would feel like to be running, with not a care in the world, and something like that happens as you approach the finish line. I give the movie two thumbs up. I think it really captured the Boston spirit.
Boston and Maine have been on my traveling wish list for quiet some time so when our friends said we were going for a football game that didn't bother me. I was really going for the (insert Boston accent) clam chowda, fish and chips and Kennebunkport 🤗. I must say, for someone that has been going to football games regularly since high school, I know nothing about the sport besides what a touchdown is. I go to games for people watching and to socialize. Having said that, the experience of going to a game in another city was a ton of fun. I love that it has a big city feel like New York and Chicago but you don't feel as if you're lost in a big city.
Boston has a lot of history as it is one of the thirteen original colonies. You can walk every where which is mind boggling for a Houstonian. We stayed in a brownstone off of Newbury street, one of the best shopping streets in Boston located in the Back Bay area.
If you are in Boston make sure to check out Harvard (or should I say Havahd), have some clam chowda or fish and chips, stop for some Italian food in the North End, have some coffee at Dunkin Donuts and visit Beacon Hill to see the most stunning brownstone homes.
We also took a day trip to visit a few coastal towns on our way up to Kennebunkport, Maine. Kennebunkport is where the Bush family has their family compound. I have literally dreamed about going to Kennebunkport. You can read about the history of the compound here. It is a cute little quaint town that has sailing, shops, and blueberry pie. The north east coast is beautiful! I loved the rocky beaches and light houses. It would be a great vacation option for the fourth of July. Hey, if it's good enough for the Bush family, it's good enough for me. I feel like I have a new love for red, white and blue. Everyone seemed to be so patriotic.
Boston gave me a greater appreciation for Matt Damon...yup Matt. He attended Harvard. While he was there he wrote the screen play for Good Will Hunting. I will admit, I had not seen the movie prior to our trip. I did; however, make time to watch it after our trip and OH MY GOODNESS. It has to be one of my favorite movies of all time! Why it took me this long to watch it is beyond me. It was cool to see a lot of the sites we visited in Boston while watching the movie. Since then, I feel like we have been on a Boston movie kick - we've re-watched The Town, The Departed and we've added Patriots Day and Manchester by the Sea (a must watch if you haven't already - check out the trailer here) to the list. Am I the only one that wishes they were friends with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck? They seem like a cool crowd to hang with.