Walking through the Boston Commons Park along side the ice skating rink & winding paths was so peaceful. Brick buildings lined the park & we kept a sharp look out for our next destination. What would a visit to Boston be without stopping in at the bar where everyone knows your name? At the far end of the Boston Commons (opposite from the Park Church), you can’t miss the yellow Cheers flag waving you in!
We popped downstairs just like in the show! I half hoped that everyone would say my name as I entered!
The crowd seemed to be a mix of tourists & local families just enjoying some casual food. After settling in, Ben got the locally brewed Sam Adams winter cider. I opted for my usual bar drink, pretending as if they already knew what to get me. 😉
I regretted not joining Ben in the local cider. It was delicious!
Upstairs they kept the original set intact! It was really neat to see it all set up with the studio lights & everything!
We wrapped up our Boston trip with a walk through the quintessential brownstones of Beacon Hill. As we wandered along noticing the smoke from the chimney’s on that cold day, I debated which one I would want to live in!
The city is just so rich with historic & unique architecture. I couldn’t get enough of it! History seemed to pop up on every corner. Even when you are least expecting it! Living in California where, aside from our Missions, we seem to bulldoze everything & build new, it was refreshing to be among such history.
If I lived here, I would have to embrace the New England lifestyle, like this family did! I love the little touches!
Join us next week for our Wanderlust Wednesday food tour of Boston & you will see the REAL reason why I would love to live in Boston. I’ll give you a hint….it’s the amazing food!
Today is officially the first day of spring! A big bright salad just screams springtime to me. This Blueberry Arugula Salad incorporates a bright green spring mix with fresh blueberries. Then we add in some goat cheese for creaminess & toasted sunflower seeds for a little extra crunch! Just look at all of those colors! […]
This Polish Kielbasa is one that my grandmother from North Dakota (then later California) always made. Growing up with freezing cold North Dakota winters meant lots of hearty, heart warming meals. This is a one pan dish that is loaded with vegetables, hearty potatoes, and the star of the dish…Polish Keilbasa sausage. To make it, […]
After touring the incredible Boston Tea Party Museum, Ben & I headed over to see the Paul Revere House. It is a small, two story house located in the North End. We were interested to learn that although a popular historical figure, Paul Revere wasn’t always appreciated. He lived in this 3 room house with […]
One of my favorite recipes for St. Patrick’s Day is this Green Watergate Jello Salad. Usually I would celebrate with this End of the Rainbow martini, but while our little one is still growing, I am opting for another seasonal treat! Have one for me! While this same salad also goes by the nicknames of […]
Our trip to Iceland took us through Boston. I couldn’t resist adding on a few days to really explore. Our first stop in Boston was to the Boston Tea Party Museum (with a quick stop in Boston favorite, Dunkin Donuts). We were immediately given new identities & let through an interactive tour, complete with period actors […]
After our Reykjavik tour, we quickly hopped onto our next excursion…dog sledding! This easily tops my list of favorite life experiences. The van that picked us up was warm & I hadn’t slept in a few days so I dozed off in the car. I was quite disoriented when I woke up and instead of […]
We booked our trip to Iceland for January, the darkest, coldest time of year so that we would have the best shot at catching the Northern Lights. With all of that cold though, I was really looking forward to visiting the famous Blue Lagoon for some warmth & relaxation. After we bought the tickets to […]
Bacon, Cheddar, Chive Biscuits are one of my favorite baked goods to make. I don’t make these biscuits very often because they take some time to hand toss. I usually opt for Three Ingredient Biscuits to save time & effort, but these are just so flavorful! Also, I don’t make these very often because I […]
Our final stop on our Golden Circle Tour was Thingvellir, a national park that sits along the continental divide of the North American and Eurasian plates. Its unique rock formations made it perfect for orators. Before the days of amphitheaters with big sound systems, the Icelandic government held court & council right here. There Senate […]