14.05.2012 20 °C
So here we are in Boston, in the Back Bay area, in trendy Newbury St. This b and b is like a hotel. It's three townhouses joined together. We have a room right at the top away from the street noise.
as soon as we arrived in the early afternoon, we got sorted and went off to take the cheesy Duck Tour. It was raining and cold and grey so not a fab start but the guide was good and the amphibious vehicle was fun. It's a good way to get a snapshot of the place and be orientated. Boston is not laid out the way I expected. It's funny how a 2d map can have so little meaning. I hope we can have a better look around soon. The weather was for ducks so I guess we did the right activity today!
Yesterday may pedometer clocked almost 20,000 steps. Other days it's been around 12,000 or 15,000. This is good due to erratic eating that comes with travelling. We ate at Legal Seafoods tonight. Apparently nothing is older then 2 days and they have strict quality control. Great news for a quality assurance person like moi.
There was a lululemon shop across the road. You know what that means....
I have been enjoying the surprises and having negative preconceptions disproved. For example, I am impressed at the orderly way people here disembark from planes, one row at a time. Same in the theatre yesterday, patrons file out one row at a time and politely wist. No pushing and shoving. I like how nothing is ever a problem. You ask for help and you get more than your sked for. Yesterday at a bakery cafe, the waitress gave us free cookies because we waited for 11 minutes for our order! Talking of cookies, these are sickly sweet doughy numbers and not amenable to dunking into a lovely cup of tea. However, I am not complaining, as my green tea habit has been satisfied 100% of the time and I don't dunk into green tea.
Boston will be explored and further reports made tomorrow or the day after.