I'm a little bit ashamed. When I asked for suggestions of fun things to do in Boston, I was not really expecting you guys to give me great suggestions. Because, you see, if someone were to ask me for suggestions of fun things to do in Baltimore, I would say something like, "You should not go to the Inner Harbor, it is full of tourists. But I guess it's nice, if you're a tourist, so maybe you should go there after all. If you do, you should go to the Chipotle for lunch, but don't go at any time that could be considered a reasonable hour to eat lunch, because it will be packed full of people and you'll have to wait an hour to get your food and by that time you'll probably be so hungry that you'll blurt out that you want a chicken burrito when your turn FINALLY comes, even though you actually wanted the steak burrito with guacamole, and then you'll spend the rest of the afternoon wondering why you always freak out under pressure. So maybe you should go to Panera Bread across the street instead."
I thank you all for your lovely and thoughtful suggestions. Duck Tours are lots of fun (Oh, I've been on them before. You are not alone in your geekdom), and all those restaurants sound so lovely that I almost want to hop on a plane right now and go to every single one of those cafes, except I don't know where Beacon Hill or Newbury are, I was staying in the "Financial District" and I'm not even sure where that is. Maps, what are those? What can I say, other than "I suck." I feel unworthy.
Sometimes I forget that business trips aren't just a free plane ticket and hotel room; I'm actually expected to go to meetings and do work, and often that leaves precious little time for doing any of the fun things suggested by your savvy readers. It's sort of tragic, but not to worry! I did manage to go to one place, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend who knows me well enough to send turn-by-turn directions when he emails me a place to go. And I didn't totally miss out on the Boston experience. No, siree! I had a delicious lobster salad for dinner on Wednesday night. Fine, the lobster was actually from Maine, but close enough. And after my meetings concluded on Thursday, I did some shopping before leaving for the airport and I picked up some delightful things in a quaint little New England boutique. Maybe those of you from the area have heard of it? It's called the Ann Taylor Loft. I hear they only have them in Boston, so it sure is a good thing I snatched up this dress, because I never could have found anything like it in Maryland.
I'm off to New Jersey for the weekend, leaving Joel home alone with the cats for a Boys Weekend. Have a great weekend, Internet people!