Thursday, December 15, 2011

An Early Christmas Gift for My Cousin - and Me!

Even though it's probably going to rain a bit, my cousin Amy and I are heading up to Boston today so that I can present her with one of her Christmas gifts just a little bit early.  Being a little stumped as to what to get a librarian who also has a love of history like I do, when I heard about The Freedom Trail's Holiday Stroll I thought it sounded like an excellent gift idea - plus I couldn't possibly send Amy by herself so I'm rather giving myself a gift also!


Even though I should probably be staying home working on my post for The Distracted Wanderer on my tour of the House of the Seven Gables or perhaps wrapping a few Christmas packages or maybe even doing laundry, I'm not going to do any of that. Instead I'm going to drive up to Boston with my cousin, spend a little time doing some Christmas shopping, and then take a nice stroll along the Freedom Trail learning all about how Christmas was - and wasn't - celebrated during Colonial Times. As a special treat, the tour ends at Boston's Omni Parker House where we'll indulge in a nice cup of coffee or tea and the pièce de résistance - Boston Cream Pie!


The Omni Parker House is, after all, where Boston Cream Pie originated - not to mention the truly delicious Parker House Rolls. The one time I was there to have breakfast several years ago the hotel was absolutely beautiful and I'm thinking it will probably be made even more so decked out for the holidays! I'm looking forward to finding out firsthand!

I sure hope that Amy will quite enjoy her early Christmas present but if by some strange twist she doesn't, she can't exactly return it!

10 comments:

  1. Oooooh I wanna gooooo tooooo! Now Linda, you know how much I would love this. If I lived nearer, I would make you bring ME and not Amy! lol Sounds like it will be a superb time and oh my, ending the stroll with Boston Cream Pie...be still my heart. I have no doubt Amy will love her Christmas present and how sweet of you that you don't want her to be on her own so are going with her:-) *snicker* hehe Have fun and as usual, looking forward to seeing the pictures. xoxo

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  2. What a great idea for a Christmas gift!

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  3. Ooooh... take me, take me!

    Girl, face it... you just need to move to the Boston area. :)

    Who knows... one day we may be neighbors, too!

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  4. I think you need to move to the Boston area too. Save you a lot of driving.

    Have a fun day. :)

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  5. Such a great way to spend the day, Linda! Boston is beautiful at Christmas. But, while Boston Cream pie is nice, there's nothing like all the delectable pastries in the North End. :) Have a wonderful time1

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  6. Nice! Hope you are, girls, having fun! Our present was the NYC trip :)

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  7. Sounds great! I hope the holidays go well for you. Meanwhile I'm getting married. Hey, you never know...

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  8. That is the kind of gift that has lifelong memories attached. Hope you have a great time.

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  9. What a great idea for a gift! I hope we'll get a taste of what you saw in another post over at DW!

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  10. Boston is my idea of what a city should be. I enjoy nothing more than eating my way - oops! Exploring my way - through the city. Have a wonderful time!

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