Thursday, January 6, 2011

Roll Out The Barrell

Well it's been a busy start to the year so far. We spent a couple of days in Boston to end 2010 and ring in 2011. The weather here over the New Year weekend was remarkably nice for this time of year - temperatures were in the high 40s to low 50s & it was bright & sunny - perfect for walking around comfortably without 6 layers of clothing!

We spent the afternoon of New Year's Eve at the Sam Adams Brewery in the city - despite having lived here for over 5 years, I'd never been to the brewery before. It was really busy that day - clearly many others had similar ideas on how to spend the day!

Lots of fun though - tours last almost an hour & end in their drinking room with 3 samples of Mr Adams' finest on offer!

The city was busy around dinner time, unsurprisingly. Naturally we didn't have dinner reservations but did still manage to get a table at a lovely Italian restaurant in the North End. 

We wandered back to the hotel after dinner, & despite having grand ideas about heading out in time for midnight fireworks at Boston Harbor, we were tucked up in bed & fast asleep by about 10:30pm!

Next morning we took advantage of the continued nice weather though & took a walk around Bunker Hill to take in some history before heading back home.

Since we'd fallen asleep early the previous evening, we'd missed out on our champagne, so we decided to have some sparkly stuff on Saturday evening instead - along with some tasty ice cream cake (we couldn't go wrong - it had peanut butter in it!), especially since we were celebrating my birthday a few days early due to M's absence on the day.

He had to head back down to GA on Sunday to finish the clearing process on base down there. I'm pleased to say that he returned tonight though - and tomorrow we fly out to New Zealand!


Natalia said...

Have fun in NZed! Looking forward to hearing about your adventures and seeing photos!

Allie said...

Looks like a fun way to ring in the new year! Have a great trip!

Heather said...

Nicky I cannot wait to hear about New Zealand! Have a wonderful trip! I also really loved your post today, as I was born and raised in Maine, and I just love Boston. Sounds like you both had a nice New Year celebration!

It's a Dog Tag Wife Life said...

I hope you're having an awesome time in New Zealand! Can't wait to hear all about it!

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