After sleeping in and then lounging about in bed for a time, Rick and I finally collected ourselves and went down to the gym. He didn't have any meetings until 3:15 which gave us a nice chunk of time to do some things after we showered.
We went to Copley Square and to the Shops at the Prudential Center. It's really a mall, albeit a more upscale one than the usual sort. I found a couple of dresses and a sweater and drooled over (many) things in Saks in the few minutes we spent doing a quick walk thru. It was significantly smaller than the one in NYC but still nice. =) Lunch was simple--we ate at the food court. Rick had a bowl of clam chowdah (hahaha, looks as silly writing it out as it sounds when the people up here say it) and I had Indian food. MMMMmmmmm.
Naan as big as your head! Yum!! I finished the naan (because I love bread a little too much) a few bites of the potatoes and didn't even dent the masala. Note the green sign behind the tray. Here's what it said:
There was one of these on every table. I couldn't help but take multiple looks at my purse throughout lunch. I didn't see any suspicious persons wandering around eyeballing purses though!
Rick and I took our time strolling back to the hotel, stopping to window shop a bit and to have a cup of coffee. At the hotel, Rick had to leave nearly immediately to attend two of his mandatory meetings and I unpacked my laptop and caught up my blog while I waited for him to return to our room. We left for dinner shortly after he came back.
Boston Commons is always nice to cut through when walking anywhere.
Salem Street on the North End. Yes, we went to the North End for dinner again. Yes, I know we are lame. But we really like the North End!
I think these sound yummy...but the wording leaves something to be desired.
We ate at Assaggio's. Rick had Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo over Angel Hair and I had the Gnocchi Marinara. Neither of us were disappointed.
There are lines for most restaurants even on a Monday night. Most of the restaurants are very small and hold anywhere from 8-15 tables. Some are creative and use basement space (nicely maintained, not basement-like at all space!) as additional seating. Cafe Pompeii is one such place that does so--we ate there last year--and if you hadn't walked down the steps you would have no clue that you were in the basement. (Boston seems to have a fondness for putting things underground--bars, restaurants, roads....)
Rick braved the street to get this photo. Cars kept coming causing him have to dodge out of the way or retake the picture because their lights were too close to the lens. This is North Street.
Dessert at the Caffe dello Sporto.
Mmmm..cannoli!! I'm sorry this picture is so awful, but my tastebuds were really rushing my fingers on the cell phone camera and the picture didn't come out very well, but I assure you it was delicious!
Sorry for the mixture of good camera pictures with cell phone camera pictures. This one is a view of the city as we walked back from the North End. We did a LOT of walking today by sometimes taking the direct route and sometimes taking the not-so-direct route. Rick used the map and also the length of time we actually were walking and came up with a figure of about 7 miles. Not too bad! My poor feet which were clad in my knee length high heeled black leather (pain from style anyday!) can definitely agree that the estimation is probably pretty darn accurate!