I lived in Rhode Island for most of my life. For my family, we never just went to Boston. We took a trip to Boston, like we were going on vacation, or to a foreign land. I don't think my parents have ever even driven in the city - we always, always, always took the train.
Now that I live in Greater Boston, and my fiance, Rob is very familiar with the city, we drive in, bus in, train in quite often for concerts, festivals, shopping and eating.
This past weekend was the annual Northeastern University Homecoming. I am not an aluma of NU, but I'm sort of marrying into this tight-nit group of Alumni.
Every year, Rob's friend, Adam, plans a pretty intense pub / food crawl through the Faneuil Hall area of Boston. If you've never been to this part of town, you are missing out of some of the best old bars and food around.
.Here we all are at the beginning of the day. Does this look like a motley crew or what?
The sun was directly in our faces, which made it a lil' difficult to get a good shot.
We got there a little early, so we stopped to get a snack at the Haymarket. It's a big outdoor market that sells all sorts of fresh produce, and there are several vendors selling snacks and drink.
Our friend, Dave bought some clams. They shuck them right there, and have a table with different types of toppings - veggies, sauces - for you to customize.
The crawl started at Bell in Hand.
Rob and Dave tried out the Founders Brewing Company All Day IPA that was on tap.
There's our ringleader, Adam, and our friend Dayna.
Visiting our favorite back alley bar - Durty Nelly's. You must stop here, and you MUST try the fried hot dogs. Amazing. Get two. You'll be really upset with yourself if you only get one.
Dayna, my fiance Rob, and Meaghan! Which one is the statue?!
How do eye patches work? Like this? Good job, me.
Northeastern Pub Crawl tradition - Red Headed Slut shots. Cheers!
Adam tried some Cilantro vodka at The Point. You heard me right and now you're saying "Cilantro vodka...whaaaaa?"
Mixed with Lemonade and soda water it was actually surprisingly refreshing and delicious.
This is by far my favorite picture from the entire day. My two favorite people, and Ben Franklin, because it's Boston and this happens in Boston.
Sharing a drink at Saus. Get some waffles and the BIG poutine. Gravy, fries, cheese - OMG I need some more right now. I have no pictures of our food because we ate it so fast there just wasn't time. And it's hard to take pictures when your hands are covered in gravy.
The lone dancer. I'm so artsy. Adam is a huge Billy Joel fan and the guy singing was playing the hits one after the other. This was the only time Adam allowed us to go over the schedule.
It turned out to be a really nice day for a pub crawl. The bars weren't too crowded, the weather was beautiful and the beers were cold. Thanks Boston. GO HUSKIES!