After our friends wedding in Kennebunkport we had a couple days to spare before we went back home to Sicily. We decided to head down to Boston since our flight would be leaving from there and Jess has never been. I have been to Boston over a dozen times because I had a pretty regular schedule of work trips to Boston a few years back. I love Boston. A lot of historical things to see, big food and bar variety, and great sports presence (even I got the Red Sox bug from my visits… and Im a “put baseball on to go to sleep” kind of person). Overall just a great energy. I was excited to show Jess the town.
With our limited time we jumped on the Boston tour “hop on hop off” bus, which was surprisingly great. Im not the type of person that would normally do the touristy thing, but with the bus we were able to see everything that we needed to see really easily. The tour guides were very informative and most of them had great Boston accents… “If you look to your right you will see Haa vaard.”
We stayed in Cambridge, which was a fun change up for me. We were able to walk to MIT and Harvard … One thing that was really weird at MIT at night was that there were HUGE rats running around by the trash cans outside. I guess people are too preoccupied with algorithms at the school to take care of their little situation there.
Probably a bad lead up to the food discussion, but Im going to go with it. ha. We had the old standby Legal Sea Foods. Jess had to try the chowder and I had the mussels both were on point.
During our tour of the Beacon Hill area we hit up a pizza place that I used to come to almost every visit…. The Upper Crust. Great little pizza place if your in the area.
So far living in Sicily we have found that the food that we miss the most is by far Mexican food. So don’t judge us, but we had to get Mexican food in Boston of all places! We are desperate people! I found a place just outside of Cambridge that had some good reviews called Cantina La Mexicana.
We ordered up the Margaritas, guacamole, and a couple of standard Mexican entrees.
El Margaritas did flow. It was a great Mexican fix… not up to the California standard, but hey .. beggars can’t be choosers.
Overall the trip back to the States was a great trip. It felt good to be back in the States for a little bit. It was definitely nicer on the roads without a 4 foot Italian riding my back bumper. Im lucky that I didn’t get a traffic violation of some sort with my new Sicilian driving skills. (Red lights are optional)
Now back to Sicilia and this…