Monday, July 28, 2014

Pretending To Be On Vacation When Friends Are In Town

Do you ever wish you worked in a school just so you could have the summer off?!  I do during the summer.  Then I remember I would hate working in a school so it really wouldn't be worth the trade off.  Anyways since I can't have the whole summer off I just have to pretend I'm on vacation when out of town friends visit. 

Last week my friend and former roommate Stephanie and her husband came to Boston for several days.  We made the most of her time here with two fun nights out in the city!

Our first night out together we went to the Back Bay.  It was a beautiful night and we made the most of it by sitting outside for some pre-dinner drinks.  We enjoyed some delicious UFO Big Squeeze beers which is their version of a summer shandy.  So good!  We then made our way to Parish Cafe for dinner and enjoyed some tasty white sangria (don't worry we ate dinner too).  After dinner we walked to JP Licks for dessert (they have the most amazing ice cream - oreo cake batter)!

The following night we met up again.  This time we ventured to the Waterfront to check out the Harpoon Brewery.  They added a beer hall and I had not been yet so I was glad to finally get over there for some tasting (we got there too late to do a tour).  Steph, Matt and I shared a Harpoon Sampler and a UFO Sampler while we waited for Lynne to arrive.  Then we got pints of our new favorite - the UFO Big Squeeze!

We then made our way down the street to Legal Harborside.  We planned to grab a drink on the rooftop bar prior to our dinner reservation which we did but unfortunately it was crowded due to a political fundraiser in one section.  It was another beautiful night and it was just nice to be outside.  We had more sangria. . . a new one. . . strawberry which was really good!  We enjoyed a great dinner (even though I don't eat seafood) and great conversation.  If only I could convince Steph (and Matt) to move back to Boston.  So much fun but by the next morning I remembered that I wasn't on vacation but how exhausted I felt when I had to get up to go to work.  Oh well it was worth it!

Hopefully it won't be too long before I see Steph again.  Now that she has moved to San Fran I see another wine country trip in my future.  Who wants to come?!


  1. What a fun time!!! I just love Boston. And oh my goodness... I love Legal Seafoods. Nothing quite like it down here in TX!

  2. I sometimes wish I had the summers off but then teaching doesn't have the same appeal. Looks like you made the most of it and had a great time!

  3. Sounds like so much fun! My parents are both teachers so I thought it was normal for all adults to have the summer off growing up. Haha. I definitely know now that grown ups don't get the summer off and it bums me out! ;-)

  4. This totally reminds me that I have friends visiting next month and I have yet to plan anything! I live in NYC and often forget how many touristy things there are to do that I don't think twice about. Looks like you guys had a blast!

    Kristen @ Your Beauty Fix

  5. wine country?! count me IN :)

  6. Boston is real pretty....and looks like y'all had fun too. Nice to see friends