Wednesday, April 27, 2016

you know you live in boston when...

Wanderlust Wednesday-Week 8
Lately, I've been thinking about how lucky Tom and I are to have this time right now. Our entire marriage has been long distance so this time together is precious. And I couldn't think of a better city to spend it in than Boston. This city is so unique with all it's history and while it's small, it is jam-packed with culture and so much to do. But there are some quirks about living here that you would never find anywhere else in the world. On that note…you know you live in boston when...

St. Patty’s Day is a MAJOR holiday

you know you live in boston when they are just called Boston cream pies

Every bar in the city has Sam Adams on Tap, but then again you’ve never checked the Cheers bar because that’s only for the tourists

You love to hate the-T {our public transit system} but couldn’t function without it. Plus you know all the alternate routes because the green line will inevitably breakdown again.

Your version of a light dusting of snow is anything less than 3 feet. Speaking of snow, winter is October-April…bring on the full length puffy coats and bean boots!

You spend the summers in the stands of Fenway Park {even if you don’t like baseball…that's me}

you know you live in boston when…you eat fresh seafood like other people eat chicken

You’re used to walking down cobblestone streets lined with gaslight lamps

You are completely unphased by having to navigate round-a-bouts, one-ways, and trolleys when you drive. Plus you can parallel park like a pro

There’s a different university on every block. That's the only way we have managed to jam 100 colleges in this small city.

you know you live in boston when walking past historal re-enactments is the norm. And you roll your eyes because they're blocking the way, BUT secretly you love it.

You refer to Cape Cod simply as the Cape…speaking of which, you readily spend your summers ferrying between Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Cape.

you know you live in boston when…there's not a Starbucks on every corner, but there is a Dunkin Donuts

You know how to skip the lines to get front row concert sees and you know all the free days at the major museum

you know you live in boston when…you've inadvertently memorize all the stops along the freedom trail because you walk by them all the time

Seriously, try doing this exercise with your city. It will highlight the best parts! I promise, you will appreciate it so much more. 

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