Tiny getaway! One of the big things in the “pro” column on the pros & cons list for moving back to Vermont was the proximity of East Coast weekend getaways. Sean had never seen Boston, so we headed down.
I used this app Hotel Tonight, which is pretty amazing last minute hotel deals (if you enter the invite code tferro you’ll get $25 off your first booking & I get credits if you use it, but it IS ACTUALLY AMAZING OR I WOULD NOT SUGGEST IT.) ALSO amazing is the fact that it was a huge huge deal for me to let go of my control freakiness and actually be ok with not knowing where we were staying until 12 noon the day of. Granted, I’d been checking their Boston hotel choices for a week to make sure there was always something I liked, so it wasn’t TOO much of a control freak breakthrough. I’ve seen XV Beacon come up a few times for 1/2 off so I’m going to stalk it and just take off when I can get a weekend there. Hi! I love hotels. Did I mention that? White sheets! Room service! Tiny shampoo!
Saturday we started at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum, sitting on the edge of the courtyard until I got yelled at for taking photos, then having a really nice lunch and a mimosa in the museum café while we waited for it to be time to figure out where we’d be staying. We ended up at the Ames, which was really cute. Then, a trek around the North End, with café stops and actual historical things like the Paul Revere house. Did you know Paul Revere Sr was actually named Apollos Rivoire, and changed his name to Paul Revere? How great is that name?
Sunday was both of our first times on Cape Cod – a lot of house peeping & shell finding with a little estate sale-ing thrown in. I’d definitely go back to soak in the lilac covered, salt-water weathered shingle houses & beach times. When’s my next weekend away?