Adventures In Boston
Updated: Mar 27
There was one day on my trip where four of us from school managed to meet up. It’s amazing how easy it was for us all to just fall back into place, you’d never know it had been 6 years since we were all together and it will probably be another few years before we get the chance to meet up again so we had to make the most of it.
We booked into the Sheraton hotel in, near enough, the centre of Boston. If you’re looking for a place to stay I’d highly recommend it, the staff were very friendly and the location was great for shopping, eating and access to various touristy activities.
Anyways, Saturday morning came and we dragged ourselves out of bed, grabbed a Starbucks from the hotel lobby and headed to the city centre marked by Quincy Market.
It’s full of the most amazing sights and smells, from cookies and pretzels to lobster and beer. If you’re lucky there may even be a few free samples to sniff out.
After a little exploring around the market place we headed to our meeting point for the Freedom Trail, basically a guided tour around the city led by a gent in a costume.
All the walking around worked up a bit of an appetite so it was time for a bite to eat...although bite is probably not the correct word to use. It was more of a feast. American portions really are huge!!
It really wouldn't be a trip to the states without a visit to The Cheesecake Factory, so after a lot of deliberating we ordered some mains, but we were eager to get to the real reason we were there....the cheesecake!
I don't think one of us finished our main, we were saving space and our second stomachs for the extensive dessert menu now placed in front of us. It seemed like a near impossible task to make a choice; I could’ve eaten any of them however I was under strict instruction, from my brother, to try the s’mores cheesecake.
My genius idea really was that! I also got to sample the salted caramel, banana, and lemon and raspberry. Mine was definitely the best though.
Needless to say we redefined what it meant to be full. From now on all meals will be measured in comparison to ‘cheesecake factory full’.
We had to sit a while before we could even contemplate moving again, but when we did we decided to take our time and walk back through Boston Commons and public garden, which I don’t think we had fully appreciated when our stomachs were rumbling at us.
We finished up our day at the harbour, watching boats come in and just generally appreciating the last of our day together.