SUMMER IN BOSTON: PART 1

 Landing in Boston. I was overjoyed to see the Pru from the plane, but was simultaneously crying from watching the end of the movie " Me, Earl and Dying Girl " so it was a real rollercoaster of emotions. 

Landing in Boston. I was overjoyed to see the Pru from the plane, but was simultaneously crying from watching the end of the movie "Me, Earl and Dying Girl" so it was a real rollercoaster of emotions. 

 New England quaintness. 

New England quaintness. 

 Cape Cod Canal. 

Cape Cod Canal. 

 Ryan Family Amusements. 

Ryan Family Amusements. 

 Ikea. 

Ikea. 

 Craig's List find. 

Craig's List find. 

 Pizza at Mark Anthony's in Onset. 

Pizza at Mark Anthony's in Onset. 

Arriving home in Boston, Scott and I hunkered down at my Grandmother's beach house in Wareham. It was April, so it was more rainy than beachy, so there wasn't much to do. We hit up the arcade and other local hot spots (like Target) but spent most of our time scouring Craig's List for apartments and furniture in an attempt to piece together a solid home for the summer, and perhaps beyond.

After being away for an extended period of time, being home has a way of smacking you in the face with the realities of life.

That was especially true this summer, but having Scott around as part of my team made everything a little easier.  He has a way of making even the boring domestic stuff weirdly fun: treating Craig's List like a treasure hunt, never failing to be delighted by ordering "a slice" (you can't order slices of pizza in NZ, only whole pies) and getting excited about grocery shopping ("I discovered this awesome place today. It's called 'Whole Foods'. We HAVE to go there").