Wednesday, August 13, 2014

we're going on a witch hunt {Boston day 2}

I posted these photos as our day played out instead of placing the horizontal & vertical photos in a better order.
Eric has an app on his phone that tracks his steps... at the end of our first day in Boston it recorded over 17 miles! I didn't even believe it because I felt so good! By the end of our second day we walked over 16 miles, and I finally started to believe because I was feelin' it in my back and feet. But that didn't ruin our fun, day two of our Boston trip was incredible!
I woke up that second morning with butterflies in my stomach and feeling so excited to explore with Eric! It took about a day and a half to get out of mommy-mode and into vacation mode! While I obviously still missed Mia, I was truly enjoying my time with Eric! We decided pretty spur of the moment to take a ferry to Salem. We bought our tickets and wandered around the north end until it was time to go! The ferry was definitely a longer form of transportation but it was so cool to see Boston from the water, and to check out the shoreline (and amazing mansion/castles) until we arrived at Salem!
Our first stop once we were on land again was Ye Old Companie, the oldest candy shop in the US! We tried their cashew turtles and I've been craving one ever since! We walked around the town, checked out the Witch Trials Monument, shared a plate of nachos bigger than our heads (ha ha) and played at Salem Willow. Salem is such a picturesque town and we loved wandering the streets and taking it all in! Add this to my list of places I could live :) Eric probably heard that come out of my mouth 10 times that day, maybe more! Even though we would have loved to play in Salem well into the night, we headed back to Boston later afternoon because we had dinner plans!
A blog/IG friend suggested we try Neptune's Oyster Bar for dinner because the lobster roll changed her life :) (We seriously can't thank everyone enough for all the suggestions and tips that made our trip even better than we could have imagined!!) Anyway, Eric was on the hunt for amazing "lobstah" rolls and luckily for us, Neptune's was literally 10 steps from where we were staying! When we got off the ferry we could have sworn we were headed towards the north end when we found ourselves at Faneuil Hall (ha ha)! Eric finally convinced me to buy my first hat (he's been trying to talk me into it our whole 6+ years of marriage!), we wandered through the shops and watched street performers. We slowly made our way back to Little Italy and I can't say it enough, we loooved exploring the streets of Boston! We love the brick roads and adore the buildings!
We gave our name and number to Neptune's because it was a 2 hour wait (we were warned of the wait time, it's worth it!), went home where I changed into normal clothes, then explored the north end some more! This was seriously the funnest location for us to stay! Anyway, we headed to Mike's pastry, again, and I got some gelato! Just as we were headed back to our place to wait until we could eat, Neptune's called! I keep mentioning this place because if you ever go to Boston, you should totally plan this stop into your trip! Eric's lobstah roll was devoured in 2.5 seconds and he swears it's the best thing he's ever eaten! So thank you, Rach, for the recommendation! After dinner we went back to our place, put our feet up and geared up for our last day in Boston!
Boston Day One

12 comments:

Karina Marie Powell said...

I have only been to the airport in Boston! I would love to run the city one day! So glad you guy had such a good time! I totally know that "getting out of mommy mode" feeling! Good for you guys for enjoying yourselves! and that little bod! You go girl!

Julie said...

Its amazing how much you walk on vacation and don't even realize it! So glad you had fun :)

Kirsty and Seth said...

Ah, I love seeing all of your pictures, it really makes me want to go back to Boston, such an amazing city! Seth has never been so maybe we will make it there together at some point!

kirstyandseth.blogspot.co.uk

Brittany said...

I would absolutely love to go to Salem! Such much bizarre history there. I'd love to see it in person!

Shesabigstar said...

Where did you guys end up staying? If you've mentioned it already I can't remember!

Nicole@mamashiptips said...

i really want to try the lobstah roll. you guys are so lucky. looks like you at great time

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

I've never been but I think I would totally love it! I love the history and the feel. Bricks and awesome looking buildings. I bet it was a great view from the water too. Glad you guys had such a great time!!!

Amanda Klein said...

What a well planned trip! I'm impressed with everything you've fit in!! Love the bonus exercise- more than a marathon over the two days!

rachel said...

i love you! i love you! omg i am so excited you guys got there! was i right or WAS I RIGHT?? did he get the hot one or the cold one? what did YOU get? gosh i love that place! you guys are so darn cute. i was smiling ear to ear and had chills reading this!! xoxox

tina bumblebee said...

I loooooove Salem!

Pamela said...

I want to go to Salem!!!

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

So much fun!!! I'm dying to go to Boston and if we ever plan a trip, I am so referring back to his post!
PS does he have an iPhone? What app does he use to track his steps? I would be so interested but am too cheap to buy a fitbit! haha

Post a Comment

i admit it. i LOVE hearing from you!