Good Night Boston, Good Morning London!

Boston at Night by Shs

It feels good to be back again. However it was fabulous to take a break from writing, whilst having a mind refreshing trip to old Bean Town.  I really enjoyed Boston on many levels. It was good to walk about such a clean city. I went without doing any prior research, although two friends both insisted that I go and get some cannoli in Little Italy, other than that, it was get the bags dropped off,  step out the hotel door, and just see what happens.  I decided to take one of the trolley tours. Something that I usually avoid doing with a passion. But I have to say, I do recommend it for getting the feel of the city, but since there are so many one way streets quite often you end up backtracking to get from point A to B.

Boston surprised me in a good way. I didn’t want to rush or try to see it all. I was going to really relax and see whatever I could and not worry about the rest.

Boston Trolley by shs

Back at home the builders are in. It’s been endless rounds of tea, biscuits, and conversations, I have been delegated to the kitchen table to write, as my desk is hidden somewhere under plaster dust and dust sheets. My desk chair too will need a solid cleaning to get all the dust bits out of the cracks so it will look new again. But…the work will be worth it. The old Victorian has had a face lift into the 21st century. I was really scared at first, terrified actually, that it would be a butchered job, but we’ve managed to blend the old with the new.

So I look forward to catching up on the blogs that I read, and settling back into my blog with all my readers. I missed you!

Cheers Boston! I loved being there in old Bean Town.

Moon Over Boston by shs

Since I’ve been back, there has been an earthquake in Canada and now the East Coast is due for a horrendous storm.  To those of you out in the storm’s path, stay safe. Here’s hoping the storm will pass with little damage.

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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7 Responses to Good Night Boston, Good Morning London!

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    I have family a mere hour from Boston, and yet I’ve spent little time in the city. Thanks for reminding me I should give it some time on my next trip out East. 🙂

    • Carrie how lucky. I fell in love with Boston. I can’t wait to post the photos I took. I walked everywhere! It was amazing. I would love to see it around xmas time with the lights and snow. Be magic!

  2. I have so many friends up that way, too. Glad you made it home in advance of the frankenstorm.

  3. Andra, thanks, not only am I missing the Frankenstorm, but I missed the earthquake in Boston and the earthquake on the West Coast in Canada. Just have a storm in a teacup here! 🙂

  4. I had a whistlestop stay in Boston back in the early nineties, Susan, and it may have been the time I spent there, but I wasn’t very impressed, for some reason. It was possibly where we stayed as well, but I didn’t get a first impression. Anyhoo, welcome home, and glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  5. Hi Tom, that sounds about right. I asked some locals about why and how the city was so clean and they said, thanks to their mayor. He made a tremendous effort to clean it up. So, I think from your comment and my recent trip, he just might have done things right. I was really suprised to see how clean it was. I certainly was not expecting that. Yeah to being back home and with all the builders in the house! 😉 The kettle is on!

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