Monday, September 1, 2014

It was a Whale of a Time: Boston Part II

The next day after some meetings we headed down to the bay for a whale tour. We were handed our tickets and headed towards our boat.

We passed this one but it looked a little wild for me. I was ready to set off at sea for a nice calm afternoon.

This boat was more my style.

I was in love with all of the sailboats. There is just something about them that seem so welcoming to me. If that makes sense.

The city is even more beautiful from the ocean.

We were traveling an hour and a half off the coast to the whale feeding area so I decided to get a seat at the front of the boat, kick back and relax.

This is the end of Cape Cod.

We finally made it to the whale feeding area and we got to see 8 whales. It was absolutely amazing. I hope this video works for everyone.

This was the baby. It was cute how he just stuck by his mom but they said they only do it for a year and then it is like their mom is just like any other whale to them.
After being amazed for a while it was time to head back.
On the way back we passed many small islands that had forts that one day I will explore.
I am still amazed by the views coming back into the city. 

There is nothing like them.

After we docked we headed to the famous Jerry Remy's for some dinner and networking.  
As you can see I fell in love with this city. I can't wait to come back with my husband and explore even more.
Thanks Boston for being so fabulous, I'll see you again soon!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Boston Part 1

This past week I packed my bags and headed North to Boston. I had a conference for work which I had been waiting for weeks to attend because I had never been to Boston.
So I boarded my flight and headed that way. I was so very thankful when our flight landed in DC and I could get off this tiny plane. They are not my favorite!

When we landed in Boston I headed to my hotel.
I have never really been to a city like this. I first took a bus to a stop and then walked the rest of the way. Next time I will know to pack lighter.
Finally I reached my hotel and got checked in and relaxed for a few then it was time to explore.
A few of us headed out on foot and were ready to see as much of Boston as possible.
The first place we reached was The World Trade Center of Boston.

We looked around and then moved on.
I was surprised how clean and beautiful this city was. I automatically fell in love.  

As we walked we passed by many landmarks. For example this building here is the first building made of steel in Boston. 
Now this is probably my favorite view that I saw. I was told this is the place you want to live
 but you have to have a pretty thick wallet to do so. One can dream right? Moving on.
Even just the regular buildings were beautiful.

Now the roads are a different story. I would not have a car if I lived in Boston because they are nearly impossible to understand.

I was obsessed with all of the clock buildings. For some reason I love clocks, big, small, square, circle etc.

We started getting hungry so we headed toward the fresh aroma of basically any food you could think of.

And I mean any food. They have a market that you can choose what you like and then sit around wherever and enjoy. But we decided we wanted to eat at a sit down restaurant.

So we headed to a yummy looking place on the water where I had local salmon and sweet potato fries. Both were delicious.  
Our view from the restaurant was break taking. My dad would be in heaven, he is such a boat man.

After dinner we decided to walk some more to try and see more of the city before it got too late and also to work off our dinner.


The city is absolutely beautiful at night!

And  I still can't get over all of the amazing architecture.

After a while I of course wanted something sweet. This family owned café was so quant and had delicious looking sweets.

They didn't have any yogurt or low fat ice cream so I decided for just one scoop of cookies and cream. I knew I would be working it off so no worries.

After we finished our ice cream we decided to head back to the hotel. But not before stopping in the park and seeing this beautiful fountain and

the State House.

Make sure you check out tomorrow's post, I will give you a hint... you will get to see a video of a whale.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Our Minimoon

What better way to start our minimoon than a yummy breakfast at the Wafffle House. Now get ready I will warn you there are a ton of pictures in this post but I wanted to document ever second.
After breakfast and a few errands we finally got on the road and headed South. I kicked up my legs and relaxed while the hubby jammed out to music and drove.

It takes about 5 hours to get to my families beach house so I of course packed some snacks.
I have had the quinoa chips before but never the bbq flavor. They are my new favorite. You can have around 30 chips for 130 calories.

Finally after listening to some of our favorite songs, singing at the top of our lungs, stopping for ice cream at diary queen, trying to nap, singing some more, stopping again, we finally saw our sign!!

Once we got to the house we got ready and headed out the door for dinner.
(Our selfies always make me laugh)

We headed to Sliders and I loved that they used mason jars for their glasses. That is basically all we have a home.

The next day we woke up to pretty much a perfect day. I could walk out on this front
every morning.

The husband and I are perfect for each other, know how I know this? As soon as we wake up all we want is a good breakfast.
We had just that at Miss Carolynns.
The husband was so happy with his breakfast. It consisted of a crab omelet. Seafood for breakfast? He is a happy camper!
I had a ham and veggie omelet with a side of jelly wheat toast. Honestly this omelet is on my top 5 list and I eat lots of omelets.

After breakfast we headed down to the farmers market and looked around for a little while.

My favorite booths were the ones with local fruits and veggies.

The lemonade stand always look refreshing though because believe me it is hot out there.

After we poured sweat at the farmers market all we wanted to do it head to the beach.
Once I got there I of course had to get something delicious and chilly.

After our noses started turning red and we found ourselves exhausted we decided to pack up and head back to the house for a nap. Aren't naps at the beach the best!!!
Look at my stud! 

After our nap we were both craving something sweet so we headed downtown to the ice cream parlor.
As soon as you walk in, it is like sugar kicks you in the face. It is heavenly.

All of the fudges were so tempting.

And I wont even start with the rock candy. That was my favorite as a kid.

After my husband got his ice cream we headed down to the yogurt shop. This is my favorite place ever.
We then decided it was perfect weather for some mini golf.

We couldn't believe we had never played mini golf together. This is definitely something we will be doing more often.

He says he won but I disagree. I am pretty awesome at mini golf but I am pretty sure I am biased.

After playing we worked up quite an appetite. So we went across the street to a Japanese Steakhouse.
We were pretty gross from playing mini golf because the heat was no joke but we were too hungry to care.

I love these places. Not only are they delicious but you get a show with your meal.

But the best part of course is digging in when you get everything. This also means you probably will be having leftovers around midnight and breakfast the next morning.

Once our bellies were stuffed we headed back to the house and ended the night with a game of twister and a movie.

The next day we ended our minimoon with this meal!!

I am not big on burgers and fries but what I had was just plain amazing.
For my burger I had a teriyaki turkey burger 

and of course I had to have some sweet potato fries.

Every second of this minimoon is exactly what we needed. Relaxation with just each other and of course some good food and sun.
Trips must come to an end though,
but I am always happy to head home with the love of my life.