there, i said it. i am convinced boston is the best city in the country. i love it. and this trip made my love for this city grow 100 times. first, it is such a clean and pretty city.it’s the perfect size and we always felt safe. yeah, every city has it’s sketchy areas but we would be out late at night and were never scared of walking down any street. how does that happen?! also, i love that it’s right on the water and if you drive 12 miles outside of the city, you’re surrounded by lush green woods. there’s everything here! there is so much to do and see. and it is so full of history! i have always loved that kind of stuff.
one weird thing that i still think about everyday is that boston has delicious water. i am really picky with my water but even the tap water here was delicious. even the water in the public water fountains. how the heck?! that’s one thing i miss the most about boston because the water here in utah is nasty! even when we filter it, it isn’t as good. wah wah.
i also love the weather. i didn’t even mind the 80% humidity. actually, i loved it. there was only one day while we were there that it was pretty outrageous, but we survived and still had fun. i just hate the dryness here in utah. i think i should invest in a humidifier ;)
the #1 best thing about boston are the people. oh.my.goodness. the people are are so incredibly nice, we didn’t know how to handle it! we were so shocked. it’s nothing like new york (or anywhere, really) where if you j-walk in the street, they’ll slam on their breaks and honk at you. in boston, they will politely stop and wave to you to cross and you wave back! and speaking of honking, we only heard people honk like four times our whole trip. i think that’s pretty good. if you bump into someone on the street, they will turn and say they’re sorry. we were walking through a nice neighborhood and some people were hanging out on their stoop. usually you would expect it to be awkward and they would glare at you for walking past their nice house. nope. the guy put his cigar down and said hello and asked how we were doing! it would be so easy to make friends here because everyone is so stinkin’ nice! i wanted to just hug everyone! it was sad coming back to utah and driving through the city because everyone is so rude. being in boston has made me want to be a nicer driver (because i usually am not). i would move to boston just for all of the nice people there. so, kudos boston! and those boston accents make me so happy :)
i am positive we will live here someday. riley loved it too, so it’s not just me! but for now, i can’t wait to go back soon! this was one of our most favorite trips ever.