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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

a day in boston

Good morning, dear friends.  Hope you have recovered from your holiday weekend.  

I wrote this blog a couple of months ago and must have forgotten to post it.  It's not easy being a supermodel, trophy wife.

The Mister and I decided to do a little sightseeing in our new hometown.  Faneuil Hall was calling our name.

Great shopping!

I told this guy I was with the paparazzi and his face is going to be plastered all over Ireland's Enquirer. He either didn't speak English or lacked the Irish wit.

My lucky day!  All I lack is my equipment... 

Maybe I could borrow some of this guy's stuff.

Or the drums!?!

This guy has got the crowd enraptured.

More of my healthy competition...

Just another hunk from Harvard.  Could it be Oliver Barrett IV all grown up?

Obviously she is threatened by me.  

I wonder if I can remember how to play "500 Miles" on the guitar.

So much for the entertainment.  It's time for lunch at one of my favorite hot spots, Joe's.

Brad and Angelina?  Nope, but close.

After lunch, we strolled across the street to a fair.  This booth was my favorite. 

Tried to talk the Mister into taking a Duck tour, but he said that he could only take so much excitement in one day. 

The Mister was all smiles when he spotted this sign, though.

The Mister fulfilling his sugar quotient.

Last stop was where everyone knew our name.


Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. No shortage of great places in Boston, that's for sure. What a fun outing.

  2. Would have loved seeing a picture or video (!) of the Mister quacking on the Duck Tour.

  3. Well, thanks so much for stopping by and it's so nice to meet you. What a great blog you have and I've so enjoyed browsing through it. Will definitely be adding you to my regular reading. Blessings for a wonderful week!

  4. How fun....a great reminder of what a great city Boston is! I loved the funny commentary too, and Brad and Angelina have nothing on the two of you!

  5. Visiting Boston has always been a dream of mine, and if all works out, we will be there in October. Yay!!! Ok, I may sound like an idiot, but does the Cheers place really exist?? I would LOVE to see it, if it really does. My step son is at Boston University for now, and I couldn't be happier because up until now, hubby just wouldn't agree to travel to Boston :) Give Chowdah a great big hug from Soph and me.

    1. Yes Teresa the Cheers bar does exist. It is small IRL. Dawn

  6. What a wonderful Boston tour - it's a favorite of ours! We must come back for the chocolate chip cookies - yum. Brad and Angelina who - beautiful image of you two!!!

  7. We have a photo taken of a very young "us" standing in front of the Quincy Market on our honeymoon! Such a fun and historic area!

  8. boston is on my bucket list....one day! i'm sick of the brad and angelina pair....you two are a "breath of fresh air" and you look mah-velous darlin'!"

  9. Great photos! I got to Boston once for a conference and had a bit of a sightseeing tour in a bus on the way to dinner. However, I'd love to see the sights up a bit closer than through the window of a bus at night!

  10. Thanks for the great tour. Love the adorable pic of you and hubby. xo Lauara

  11. Looks like you saw some amazing sights. Thank you for taking all of us on your journey.

  12. Nice time there! Wish I was there!

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  14. I love Boston - the Chipyard sounds yummy! The Mister is so lucky to have a supermodel trophy wife! Love the orange cardigan, you look fab, as always!!

  15. This is WAY too much fun! I would love to take a vacation with you :)

  16. You are too funny! I love Boston and it looks like you both had a great time!

  17. oh my gosh - you have to stop doing this to me! this is my first time commenting, but I have to confess that I am trying so hard to hold my laughter in at work - and it's not working! you're gonna get me in trouble~! enjoying your blog so much. linda r (phila burbs)

  18. Great tour of your new hometown! Boston is such a great walking city plus they celebrate Irish-ness which I support even if that one vendor was the anti-Leprechaun. And what a wonderful picture of you and the Mista!


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