(Continued from yesterday’s post – Day 1)
I woke up Saturday morning (which was the actual date of our 6th wedding anniversary) and stumbled my way across the hotel room to the bathroom. I leisurely washed my face, brushed my teeth, and walked back into the main room to see a large present sitting on the couch. Nate had rushed out of the room, down 8 flights of stairs, over to the car, and back in that small amount of time without my having even realized he’d left. (I guess that shows how observant I am in the morning). It also shows how observant I am in general these days, since I had never noticed the gift sitting in the back of the Jeep. Ha, ha.
Had I noticed, I would have panicked much earlier. 😉 Nate and I rarely buy each other gifts for our anniversary and instead spend money on going away and delicious food. This time, however, Nate had put money aside and bought me a large decorating kit! He knows that I’ve been having such a fun time decorating cupcakes lately that he bought me my very own kit, so that I don’t have to borrow pieces from my mom. The kit is absolutely amazing, and I’m now even more determined than ever to take a cake decorating class! (I mean, I don’t even know how to use half of the pieces, so a class is a definite must)! 🙂
Cupcake decorating, here I come!!
Anyway, now I know how Nate feels when I surprise him, and he isn’t quite as prepared. 😉 I told him that I’ll have to surprise him with something special soon, and he said that I already will be. He said that I’ll be giving him a son, which is the best gift anyone could ever give him. Sigh, he can really be SO sweet sometimes!! It melts my heart…
We started our day in Boston at Quincy Market and Fanuel Hall. The large, brick buildings are home to food and souvenir vendors.
Nate bought a coffee at Red Barn Coffee, which he said was good but not the absolute best coffee he’d ever tried. I tried their hot apple cider, and it was really refreshing, especially since the day was misty and chilly.
Then, as we walked around the Wharf, we ran into our friend Mike (who had been a groomsman in our wedding)! He works as a tour guide for Old Town Trolley Tours, so we decided to hop onto his trolley for the nearly two-hour tour. It was a BLAST! Being pregnant, I get tired a whole lot faster than I used to, so it was nice being shuttled around some of our favorite Boston stops.
I’d definitely highly recommend this tour to any first-time visitors to Boston, because the trolley ticket is good for two days… and you can hop off and on all day (with trolleys making pickups and drop-offs every 10-15 minutes). Some of the stops included Paul Revere’s house, Fenway Park, a historic cemetery or two, the Prudential Center, Newbury Street, the U.S.S. Constitution, MIT, etc. Visitors can hop off to explore a bit, do some shopping, eat at some great restaurants, and then hop back on another trolley to be ushered to the next stop.
Easy peasy, as no knowledge of how to maneuver the city is needed! 🙂
Plus the trolley tour is fully narrated, with lots of Boston information and plenty of humor. SO much fun!
After our trolley tour, Nate and I walked to Maggiano’s Little Italy, our absolutely favorite Italian restaurant. (Granted, Boston has some amazing, authentic Italian restaurants in the North End. But we haven’t tried any of those yet… so Maggiono’s is still our fave). 🙂 It is just SO delicious! (And Rachel, who has actually eaten pasta in Ialy, says that it’s one of her favorite Italian restaurants too; so that just goes to show you how good it is)!!
I generally order the spaghetti and meatball (yes, one meatball comes with the order, but it’s the biggest meatball you could imagine) or the lasagna. But I’d heard some great reviews about the Rigatoni D, so Nate and I both ended up ordering that. Rigatoni pasta, herbed chicken, mushrooms, and a Marsala cream sauce with parmesan cheese.
(So obviously low-calorie… Ha, ha. NOT!). 🙂 So deliciously worth it though!
I was in pasta heaven!!
From there, we walked around Boston a bit more, then headed home (a drive that I slept through for the most part). 🙂 But even if I was tired, I was sure happy. It was a REALLY nice anniversary weekend!
I think I needed that one more night away with Nate to make a few more memories and the just-us time. It was really special. 🙂