Wednesday, July 23, 2008

"Let me count the ways" I love BOSTON....

So here are a few things that I absolutely LOVE about Boston...


#1 Kimball's Farm Ice Cream had to be the first on this list as most of you know...It's this great beautiful farm that they have basically turned into a homemade ice cream stand! This ice cream is soo yummy that people stand in line rain, snow or in the hot humid sun. We have been standing in these lines for years now. By the way, they are only open from April to the first part of October, and Kristian and I have been known to stock up and buy about 5 gallons of our favorite flavor (Kaluha crunch) for the winter months so that we would never go without!! How scarey is that? Check out this menu of all the flavors they offer...all homemade there.And what I especially love is that they aren't into "measuring", so this is what a small looks like...HELLO!! Love those high school "scoopers"....This is just one of my many trips that I took there that weekend...(YIKES) Here is my great mother-in-law Judy who came with me one time!!


#2 is my in-laws huge beautiful backyard, Seriously...look at how green it is and all of the trees they have! It even goes back alot farther than this!!Here is my Mother-in-laws gorgeous rock garden that she has had for years for everyone to enjoy! This picture does not even do it justice...sorry Judy.Then here is our family's new favorite thing about their backyard...This lovely swing that my handy hubby put up while we were all there in the fall of 2006! It hangs from so high up on the tree that when you swing it feels like you are just gliding....I even had to swing while I was there and it was a good half hour before I could get my butt off that thing, it just "sucks" you in. Thanks Kristian...#3 I seriously LOVE the Red Socks and the dedicated fans...sorry Padres!! You gotta love this t-shirt that was hanging in the window of a store!!



#4 LOVE IT....why can't they come to Cali??#5 Our old house...which was actually the first house that Kristian and I bought in 1998. It used to be a nasty colonial blue color and that was one of the many things we changed on our cute little home. Again look at all of the trees in our backyard!! We had THE BEST neighbors ever!! So many great memories were made here!!#6 Boston Harbor...My great friends Rich and Peggy at the harbor...#7 Seeing what became of the 22 Billion Dollar "Big Dig" that the city of Boston has been working on ever since I can remember. It was always such a mess and try driving in all of that mess for years!! Well now the 93 highway is basically underneath this city and I am just in AWE!!! These pictures above and below are showing where we used to drive on the 93, and now it has all dissapeared!! Amazing and yet soo needed for this city!! #8 Beautiful parks that line this city, my favorite is Boston Common but I didn't have a picture of that...so this one will have to do!#9 The Italian district which they call "The North End". Kristian and I used to come here and eat alot at all of the many awesome restaraunts...there's nothing like great authentic italian food!!#10 Regina's Pizza....The line is always out the door for this place! We seriously waited for about an hour to have the most delicious grease soaked pizza that I have ever tasted!! Definately worth the wait...I mean look at that....(Never in the land of California where everyone is so healthy and there are gyms on every corner would people be standing in lines this long for greasy pizza and pints of homemade ice cream like they do here!) Peg, Rich and I with big smiles on our faces after we were finally seated! They have been coming here since they were dating in high school...how cute is that?

#11 This one actually goes out to my hubby Kristian as this was one of his absolute favorite places to go to in the North End after dinner...he loves the cannolis which were made fresh there everyday and his fav Ricotta Cheese Pie!! Yummy...

#12 The Barking Crab...one of our many places to hang out at right by the harbor...

#13 Last but not least...I love and miss hearing the good old Boston accents, So I couldn't resist taking a picture of this "Corner Store"...haha

9 comments:

sadleir said...

freddy - Wow! You took a lot of cool pictures in Boston - I love all of the places and the greenery can't be beat! so, the big quesiton is how did weight watchers fit in on the trip? Ha!

Elizabeth Judd said...

Boston is soo pretty! What a fun trip Jenn! You need to go back more often!!

Mark and Meghan said...

i want a kimball's ice cream right now! and it kind of made me sad to see your old house! it was so cute, and there were so many good memories! i loved coming to visit!!!

Diane Riding said...

What a sweet wonderful post of Boston, honey! I'm so glad you have so many great memories in Boston, but oh so glad you out in dry, parched, expensive California!!!!! I wish we could transport Kimballs, that pizza place, and all those beautiful areas back here. For now, we just have to be happy with earthquakes and fires!! hahahaha! x0x0x00xx0

debbie said...

your trip to boston looked like so much fun! all i want to know is how many points is that pizza? ha ha

Gharring's said...

Looks like you had so much fun and I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who revolves vacations around food and where we're going to eat next...love it...

Jillian said...

Wow, I learned a lot about my own family. Great pics! No pictures of TC's or Petey? Glad you had a great time, and did you enjoyed our nasty thunders storms we had while you were here:)

Kari said...

Having never been to Boston I'll keep this post in mind if we ever decide to go ... it's one place we'd love to visit (during baseball season, of course)! I would have gained at least 10 pounds on that trip with all of the insanely good food!!

Kristina said...

Hi Jennifer! Wow, this post totally hits home to me. I'm not sure if you knew but we just moved back to Cali last summer after living in Boston for 2 years. ALL of your pics I can totally relate to and I praise all the same things -- mike's pastry, regina's, kimball farms (oh my gosh I love that place. heaven.), etc. I've been to all those places and just loved my time in Boston. It was wicked amazing. :)