As luck would have it we parked right next to the new 21c Museum Hotel in Durham on our Food 52 excursion. This place was amazing. If you need a hotel in Durham, this is the one. So it's a museum and hotel in one. There are several floors that flow just like a museum with contemporary art. There are so many things to see and every detail has been calculated.
I'm not exactly sure why, but I want this Walken.
G doing his best penguin impression while also wearing an Original Penguin shirt.
This has been the summer of weddings. Most of them have been in NC, but we had the good fortune of attending our final wedding of the summer in Boston. Neither of us had ever been to Boston, so we decided to extend our trip a few days after the wedding and make a vacation out of it. I know the New England states are known for their harsh winters, but I have to say the weather in mid August was absolutely perfect.
This is obviously tourist heaven. Usually when I travel to a new place I just try to act like a local and blend in, but this was at the top of my to do list. I love Cheers. Still watch it on Netflix on the reg. I have to say that it did not disappoint. The Cheers theme song is playing as soon as you walk in the door and it's just the kind of place you feel like you've been going to for years. If you're visiting Boston, just do it.
After Cheers we went to the rehearsal dinner at Aria Trattoria in the North End, which is Boston's little Italy. I was honestly too busy eating to take any photos while we were there. The bolognese I had that night is the best I've ever had. We had to make a special trip back there two days later so I could have more before we left. So much food. So much pasta. So much good.
Speaking of food. I ate a lot of it on this trip. We were told by several locals that the best lobster roll could be found at Yankee Lobster Company. This was my first ever lobster roll so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I think it would be near impossible to top it. It also turns out that it was one of Guy Fieri's stops on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. That guy drives me nuts, but he has the best job in television. Travel and eat, sign me up.
After lobster rolls we took a much needed walk along the Boston Harbor. It's a really beautiful area of Boston, surrounded by fresh seafood and boats we could only dreaming of affording. We decided while we were down there to go ahead and do the trolly tour. The trolly makes 20 stops all over the city and it's set up so that you can hop off at any stop and further explore that area and then hop back on at your leisure. It's a really cool way to see a lot of the city in a short amount of time. Below are some bits from the tour.
The tour ended at Fenway Park. Unfortunately the Sox were out of town, but we visited the gift shop and bought overpriced t-shirts nonetheless. Boston has so much history and character. It feels very homey for such a big city. I look forward to visiting again soon, even if it's just for bolognese :)
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