one night in boston

I've lived in southern New Hampshire for almost two full years now. Actually, you know what? It has been two years, and I'm ashamed to say that I haven't spent nearly enough time in Boston - which is a shame, because I lived 35 minutes outside the city. In a desperate attempt to rectify this situation before I move to Arizona in 2 months, a few of my friends and I decided to embark on an epic food truck festival in the city this past weekend. It was shaping up to be absolutely perfect.

And then, suddenly, the weather decided to play a cruel joke on us. My friends, by the time we got into the city at 3 PM on Saturday afternoon, it was 21 degrees out. I was unprepared for the vicious, vicious wind, and we had to quickly readjust our expectations. Walking 45 minutes to Bon Me? No bueno. Walking 30 minutes to Roxy's Gourmet Grilled Cheese? HA.

We walked 3 minutes from my sister's apartment by Fenway to the Yard House where we drowned our sorrows in appetizers and pity (and Angry Orchard...on tap!) But then, as the night went on, we knew we couldn't just give up. We had to succeed at something! And so, we bundled up and decided to hit up the Cookie Monstah, which we tracked over at Copley. Eating ice cream in freezing temperatures? Why not?

^^^ homemade cookies and ice cream, which I tried in vain to finish...jess and I conquering the temps. 

We walked around the city like a bunch of frozen idiots just nomming on our ice cream and what was briefly a warm cookie...just whining about how cold we were. 
^^^ These pics are blurry because I was shivering so dang bad. Photography fail.

But seriously, this city is amazing. I love it. It's historic, it's inviting, it's friendly and there is so much pride here. I'm gonna miss you, Boston.

This post is linked with Sami's Shenanigans

21 comments

  1. This looks like such a fun weekend! I love visiting Boston, just not the temps! Stopping by from the link-up.

    Christa
    Forever Young

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    1. It's such a great city...but holy crap is it cold in the winter!

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  2. Those ice cream sandwiches sound amazing! So my style! :) And so funny... I actually used to work at Yard House (in college), but down in San Diego :)

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    1. Yard House is perfection haha we totally drowned our sorrows in far too many fried things ;)

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  3. i've never been to boston, but i need to do that soon! always wanted to!

    i feel ya on the crap weather. it's currently sleeting/freezing rain/snow here. in november! IN THE SOUTH.

    it sounds like you still have a good weekend despite the bad weather:)

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    1. Ashley, it really is SUCH a beautiful city...just go during the summer haha

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  4. I'm really impressed that you guys walked around in that cold and wind for as long as you did. That's some commitment!

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    1. We had to walk off all the crap we ate! ;)

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  5. i don't see anything wrong with ice cream in the cold. but maybe that's just because i love ice cream that much

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    1. I generally don't either...however, it was like licking a flagpole haha

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  6. i'd be hard-pressed to leave a city with the Cookie Monstah too :) what brings you to arizona? i grew up in phoenix so i might have tips and tricks to the city if you want them :)

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  7. Boston seems like such a cool place! I think I would miss the cookies and ice cream most. ;P

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  8. I'm NOT a fan of the cold weather, at all! I am a fan of food trucks though!

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  9. Boston is the best city ever! But yeah, the weather can turn on a dime. I live on the NH border and it was WIIIINDY and cold this weekend...glad you were able to stay warm!

    Found your blog through shenanigans and I love it! Can't wait to read more posts!! Happy Monday :)

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  10. I love the Yard House so many beers on tap! You are brave for having ice cream in this weather. It was so windy here this weekend too making it feel even colder.

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  11. Wow those cookies and ice cream look amazing!

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  12. Boston looks so pretty! That's for sure one place I'm dying to visit! I'd totally be the idiot eating ice cream in freezing temperatures too! I can't pass on good ice cream, I don't care what temp it is outside!

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  13. Hey there, just stumbled across your blog, very cute!! I was just in Boston this summer for the first time on our way to Bermuda and loved it!! Props to you for braving the frigid temps in the city!! I live near Chicago so I've experienced bitter cold in the city!!

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  14. Looks like an awesome weekend. I"m sure you had a blast.

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  15. Time spent following food trucks seems like time well spent; I'm sorry your plans got ruined by crummy weather! I have a friend who is willing to drive all over LA and Orange County in search of food that I've told her about; we will drive for miles and miles for a macaron or a dole whip or the perfect fried chicken, so chasing food trucks around sounds amazing.
    I've never been to Boston, but it's on my list!
    Lori

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  16. i've not been to Boston in AGES!! looks like i'm missing out :)

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