Tiera came the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and we had a fabulous day in the city. It was a work from home day for me, so I took my bluetooth and laptop and worked on the train into Grand Central. We found a place in midtown for a fancy three course lunch: for me, a chicory salad, grilled halibut over vegetables, and chocolate cake with salted almond ice cream. It was delicious ... and a ton of fun. (We got quite the looks from all of the other businessmen and/or wealthy older couples dining at the same time -- Who are these young girls and what are they doing here? You could just read their faces. It was quite amusing:). Later in the afternoon we found a Starbucks for me to work in while Tiera went to the 9/11 Museum. We stayed in the city until late evening and then took the train back to my place.
We were invited over to Steve and Jan Moser's for Thanksgiving and no, it wasn't like family, but it was a wonderful day still. They are so great to be around and we even got to play a couple games of Rook. My heart felt full that day; I could see so many blessings - in people, in places, in learnings, in life. Yes, life is full of challenges right now but it is also full of blessings.
Friday we slept in -- we slept, then I made Dutch Babies and we planned our day in Boston. We drove to Riverside and took the train downtown, stopping at Mike's for pastries and then eating them near Quincy Market. Then we walked across the river to Bunker Hill as the lights were coming on over the city. Love love love Boston and it's quaint townhouses and historic buildings. An Italian dinner in the North End and then we headed to the train back home.
Sunday after church we went to New Haven for the infamous Frank Pepe's pizza. We got the recommended spinach, mushroom, and Gorgonzola pizza and it was delicious. We were pretty proud of ourselves for covering so much territory over the previous few days so were glad for a low-key evening in my apartment... sweatpants and Christmas lights on.
Monday and Tuesday went fast, with a brief tour around the office for Tiera -- and some Ben & Jerry's, of course -- and some catching up on work for me. Tuesday when we hugged goodbye at the Milford train station I was just so glad for the places we are in life, that we can do long weekends like this, that we can visit each other and only say goodbye for a little.
Boston Public Market
The North End
Pastries from Mike's
I'm a twenty-something from the Pacific NW making home in new places as I follow where God leads.
My intent is to show Christ's love to the world and use business to solve some of the social problems we face: hunger, illiteracy, healthcare, economic hardship. For now, I'm in a stage of learning. A little adventuring, a few books, some good friends, and a whole lot of prayer and life runs on.