i have so many photos to share from our trip to boston! we had a wonderful time, and i’m so glad we finally went. i had never been before, despite all these years of living on the east coast and always hearing the best things about the place. but everything aligned last weekend with a few days off from school for eleanor and with old friends now living in boston, so we decided it was the perfect time to go, especially with all the fall foliage basically at its peak right now (the drive alone was insane, it’s so colorful out right now.)
we drove up on saturday and hit a big rain storm, which didn’t stop pouring until the early hours of monday morning! i couldn’t believe all that rain. we didn’t get to start exploring the city much until monday because of it, but it worked out well since we were just able to spend time going to church and indoors catching up with our friends and their little ones. you guys gave us so many great recommendations and i can’t thank you enough! i feel like we only scraped the surface of everything to do in boston since we didn’t have much time, which only means a return trip will have to take place soon.
a few photos from our time in boston….
acorn street over in beacon hill did not disappoint. it reminded me so much of georgetown in washington dc.
we loved tatte bakery! the bacon, lettuce, avocado and tomato sandwich seems so simple but they did it so well. i think it was the bread. it was delicious.
we walked part of the freedom trail with friends and stopped at the old state house!
this is one of boston’s old city halls.
since josh has a past life of rowing (he rowed through high school in florida and also at columbia a bit), he was especially keen on driving over several bridges across the charles river to try and spot some rowers. haha!
i shared this photo on my instagram, but i’m counting it as a win since 3 out of the 4 are smiling. lol. sorry conrad.
i love mary martha and her beautiful family so much! can’t believe she is about to have her 4th baby. boston, be good to these guys!!!
just incase anyone was curious if i found my dream house in boston, why yes! yes i did. it’s that one right there with the ivy over the windows and all the car doors open in front of it.
so many of you said to make sure we stopped at flour bakery! we did so on our drive out of town. all of those treats are so beautiful, we shared a sticky bun but it was a little too much for me! one bite and i was done! that thing is sweet.
she’s going to be taller than me, i already can sense it.
when you can’t try to avoid the balloon man on the street because your kids spotted him like 5 blocks away. lol.
we drove out to walden pond early one morning and i couldn’t believe the beauty out in concord.
remember when samson was taking photos on my instagram stories the other day? here’s the photo! thanks, samson!
we loved stopping by the lagoon in the public gardens to watch the ducks and see where they live! we love the book, make way for ducklings by robert mccloskey! and it was fun to see the statues and also the live ducks and kind of piece together all the locations for the kids!
the ducks themselves!!!
we will definitely be back since we weren’t able to get to everything. always so great seeing good friends and exploring a new place. hope to see you again soon, boston!
ps. wearing a brown leather jacket (similar here and here), these cropped wool trousers, ruffled cream polka dot silk blouse (on sale), lack of color hat and similar neutral booties. also wore these jeans with this ruffle top.