Posted by Rebecca
I’ve decided to give you a daily rundown of my trip out east. I know it has nothing to do with the blog, but who doesn’t like looking at pictures? And I’ll try to keep it as interesting as possible, so bear with me. 🙂
I arrived in Boston Thursday, April 12 at 10pm. The flights sucked – lots of turbulence, but once again I managed to cheat death by air disaster. Whew! My Auntie Doreen met me at the airport (she had arrived 2 hours earlier from Edmonton, Canada), and my friend, Cara, picked us up and took us to her home for the night.
The next morning I went for a run to take full advantage of my time at sea level. But I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures along the way. I ran down Beacon Street, from Brookline, through Back Bay, all the way downtown, to where Beacon Street begins. Blossoms and tulips everywhere!
Boston is an amazing city that combines new and old architecture. It’s the most European city that I have seen in North America, and definitely one of the most historical.
Later my aunt and I ventured out, strolling down Beacon and Newburgh, into the Public Gardens and Boston Common.
That evening we met Cara for dinner and then headed back out to the airport to pick up my Uncle Vern, who had flown in from Wheatley, Ontario, and my brother who came from Svalbard, Norway, where he is going to school for several months. Svalbard is this crazy island situated between Norway and the North Pole, and it’s residents are required to carry a rifle whenever they leave the township, because of the threat of polar bears. Yikes!
I think Liam and I look a lot alike, don’t you? He’s 15 years younger than me, but we have so much fun together, and I really feel connected to him. (Except for his weird desire to live in the Arctic!) Anyway, that was Day 1 in a nutshell. We had a great time, and it was so nice to see some of my family again.