Before we make it to the conference let's start with the fun stuff:
The leaves. There were still some left in November - and they were beautiful.
The freedom trail was wonderful. We walked and walked and walked and took lots of pictures. I plan on doing a little slide show for Indy with the walking guide pamphlet I brought home.
This door - awesome.
Before I went out there I remember someone remarking on the graveyards - and how cool they were. I thought this a bit odd...until I saw them. So cool.
Paul Revere was buried here along with Ben Franklin's parents. They place copper pennies on Revere's tomb because he was a copper smith (we were a bit confused about this at first :)
Matt had to stop to find the number to order the Obama Care Health Flowchart.
My dear humored me with some pictures.
Did you know that back in the day you could purchase your own little cubicle at church?? Seriously imagine the possibilities here!
See mom - I went to Harvard. You should be so proud.When the plane landed we went to the hotel and dropped our stuff off and hopped in a cab and went straight to the legendary Pizzaria Regina's. Where they "serve pizza". (Matt asked the crotchety ol' waitress if he could get some wings and she replied "what we serve is pizza".) We rented a car and were able to fulfill Matt's dream of driving up to Maine....in the dark :) (it gets dark at 4:30!!)
Made it to the Barking Crab - a totally fun joint - and had a lobster roll.
My MOST favorite part of the whole trip? The crossfit box that we were able to work out in :)
I swear I'm not standing on anything and that after struggling I was able to get my chin above the bar. One. Time.
Instead of playing "slug-bug" we played "Dunkin' Donuts". There's one on every corner.
I opted to wait for Mike's Pastries...legendary. The pistachio cannoli (ewww on the chocolate). Unfortunately there's no picture of me eating it because I wolfed it down in a dark cab :) You may think that donuts and cannoli's don't fit in the same post as a dietetic conference - moderation in all things ;)
Oh that's right! I went to Boston for a conference. Proof that I did attend some sessions.
HOLY CONFERENCE EXPO!! They literally shove samples in your bag(s).
And make you take pictures to win things (like the green chair...which I didn't win, but was willing to pose for the dumb picture 'cause the chair was so cool).
No contest here...but how could you pass up a photo op with the laughing cow??
All the cliff bars and luna bars and soyjoy bars and steel-cut oats and nuts etc...that you could ever imagine! I was in heaven and brought enough snacks back for the kids for the whole week. But the best thing was the body scan that I did and then went and brought Matt back so that he could do his...and guess what?? I BEAT HIM! HA!!
All in all it was a splendid trip and I was in heaven hanging out with Matt and having a few quiet treasured moments together. Thank you to Tia, Sheri, Lisa & Kris for holding down the fort! (I told Tia before I boarded the plane - which I was sure was going to crash - that this blog is my most treasured possession for my children and she would be responsible for finishing the books for them...just needed to put it in writing).