Houston planned for us to celebrate Valentine’s Day the weekend before with a day trip to Boston. Moving from Phoenix, AZ to New Hampshire has definitely left us with city withdrawals. We try to visit a larger city pretty regularly to help us cope.
We took the T from Alewife to Copley Square and headed over to Newbury Street. Houston and I love backbay and all of the shopping it has. We stopped at a few spots in order for me to soak in the culture. Really, I just wanted to go to Anthro, and Houston let me pick a few things out as a Valentine treat.
After spending about an hour on Newbury we got back onto the T and headed to the MFA. Because Houston is employed through Fidelity, he can get two free passes and we’ve been meaning to take advantage of this perk. My absolute favorite part was the Robert McCloskey exhibit, “Make Way for Ducklings.” The elementary teacher inside of me was jumping up and down at the sight of his early sketching and water colors of “Blueberries for Sal.” It’s one of my favorite pieces in children’s literature.
After touring that exhibit and a good chunk of the rest of the museum, (it’s HUGE) we took a break outside of the bookshop. Even the architecture around their bookshop and cafe was beautiful.
I of course had to purchase the hard cover version of “Blueberries for Sal” while visiting. I couldn’t believe I still didn’t own this classic yet!
We wrapped up the day by having dinner at P.F. Chang’s (another favorite from Phoenix we miss). We reminisced how it was almost exactly two years earlier when Houston had first told me, “It’s time for us to move.” I remember the feeling I had in my stomach. A feeling of raw excitement and pain. It was fun to glance back and see how much and how little has changed.
For those of you who know that Houston’s birthday is on Valentine’s Day, don’t worry we celebrated with cake and presents on the actual day. He did not miss out. 🙂