Kendra came to visit for an extended weekend over Easter which was quite the treat. She arrived into Boston on a Thursday so I drove up to Mass and then took the train into Fenway. We found a tiny but popular Mexican restaurant for lunch and then sat on barstools in the front window eating guac and catching up and trying to stay out of the cold. That day in mid-March, was chilly, with a strong wind blowing through the Boston city blocks that kept us running inside to storefronts or markets to warm up. We wandered around a bit of the city and through Boston Public Market before getting some Vermont cider and apple cider donuts to take with us on the train home. Late afternoon we got back to my car and started the drive back to Shelton, searching for a pizza place strategically along the route for a fun dinner. We found the highest ranking pizza in a small town in Mass and realized it was definitely the local choice -- but for take-out. We were the only two eat-in diners in the tiny restaurant that Thursday night but the delivery boy was in and out constantly with deliveries. The pizza was delicious though (worth the awkward environment).
Friday I worked and gave Kendra a tour of the office, then Good Friday services. Saturday morning we slept in and made the delicious brunch above before heading off to NYC. We had no more plans beyond seeing 9/11 and doing lower Manhattan, which is the best way to spend a day in the city. We ended up with a great mix of new and old experiences -- check check now I've officially bought ice cream from a NYC street vendor and walked the Brooklyn Bridge.
Easter and the rest of the weekend went fast and then we were headed back up to Boston, back to the "real life" that claims us for too many days of the year. Hard to believe that the new normal is apart but I guess that falls in line with growing up. Glad to have the next trip home already planned!
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.