Saturday, October 11, 2008

Boston Part 1

Brice had a Financial Planning conference in Boston last week, so Emma Kate and I decided to pack our bags and tag along with him, and I'm so glad we did. We had such a great time!! I am going to have to break this down into several parts however because we took over 300 pictures...I promise I won't post them all! :)


Friday: We left early Friday morning to fly to Dallas, and after the first flight I was about ready to hop on a plane and head back home. Emma Kate was not too fond of her first flying experience. It was time for a nap, but there was way too much going on and not near enough space for her to move around. Luckily that flight was only 45 minutes though and she was much happier once we landed and got off the plane. We had a 2 hour layover in Dallas. At first I was dreading it, but it worked out perfectly and we were able to feed her, eat some lunch, let her play a little and by the time we got on the 2nd flight to Boston she was wiped out and slept for about an hour and a half! (Praise God!) After her long nap she read books, talked to the people sitting behind us and even watched a little Veggie Tales.

This is a picture of our hotel...it really should go down at the bottom, but I can't figure out how to move it!
All packed and ready to go...can you imagine seeing us trying to lug all this stuff through the airport!? I'm sure we were quite the sight!

One more picture before leaving the house
Lunch break at the airport..."hmm, what should I order?"
Enjoying a little Veggie Tales on the plane
Flying into Boston was so amazing. The trees were gorgeous, there were lighthouses everywhere, adorable little beach houses...I knew right off the bat I was going to love it there. Once we got off the plane we picked up our rental car (which by the way, was the biggest waste of money. We only used it twice because we ended up walking everywhere!), and headed to the hotel to unpack and settle in. We stayed at the Colonnade and I highly recommend it. It was so nice and in a great location! After unpacking we decided to venture out and meet some people from Tech at Cheers. At this time we didn't realize how close everything was and decided to drive...bad idea! First of all it was Friday night and there were people everywhere! Second of all, we rented a car with GPS. It was a "girl" so we appropriately named her Simone (from the movie about the computer graphic girl), anyway Simone worked out perfectly getting us to the hotel, but once we got down town we decided that she was retarded! Ugh, it was so frustrating, because we were downtown with all the buildings we didn't get very good satellite reception and every 5 minutes she would say "recalculating". I thought Brice and I were both going to throw it out the window! Needless to say, after driving around for 2 hours we never ended up finding Cheers, and just decided to head back to the hotel and order room service. A frustrating end to a long day! 
Before heading out for our "joy ride" HA!
Luckily Saturday was MUCH better...part 2 coming soon!

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Glad you guys had such a good time. Brice said it was hilarious. EK's hat is really cute

PrEsToNs said...

What a pretty family! Love her hat!

Honea Household said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to go to Boston.

Denae said...

The hat is CUTE!

Colonnade Boston said...

Hello Fosters! Thank you for your lovely comments on The Colonnade Boston Hotel. It's always nice to hear that our guests had a pleasant stay after their departure. Cool shot of the hotel, by the way! We hope you are able to visit Boston again soon and maybe get to enjoy the "walking city" with out the hassle of a rental car!

Thanks again,
The Colonnade Boston Hotel

Brittney said...

How fun for the 3 of you! I am glad EK did so well and Boston in the fall. What a great trip, and I can't wait to see part 2.