During the planning phase of our trip to Brimfield we decided to take a side trip to Boston, Massachusetts since it was only an hour and a half away. The city was beautiful and in addition to that, we were bowled over by the friendliness of the many Bostonians we encountered during our short visit! It has become one of our favourite cities of all time. The drive from Brimfield was really only an hour. I think we must of hit good traffic. It was a pleasant and easy drive in.
Our only challenge was finding a hotel! With our luck, there was a cardiology convention causing all the rates to skyrocket and rooms to be booked! Fortunately, we did find accommodations at the Intercontinental Boston. From the doorman, Joe, to the porters, the service was outstanding. We felt very welcome and at home. The hotel was right off the Boston Harbour. Our room was on the 10th floor facing the city and the view was beautiful and the room was luxurious and spacious. We couldn't have asked for more...except for one thing. Our wi-fi connection was terrible. Can you imagine trying to blog with no wi-fi?! The hotel graciously apologised and removed the charges; however, I would have liked to have speedy wi-fi to work on my laptop in the evening.
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There were plenty of sights to catch in Boston. The first place we wanted to check out was the New England Aquarium! After that, we took a fantastic walk to Quincy Market and ate dinner at Legal Seafoods. Breakfast the next morning was at a quaint little bakery called Flour, followed by a walk and stroll down to Newbury Street for some shopping. There was a lot of walking and it was great fun. I know there will be another visit in the near future!
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