So remember a couple of days ago when I told you my next post would be an update on what we’ve been doing recently? Well, obviously I lied, but not on purpose. I just got inspired by my fellow blogger friend and had to write about it.
Today I will not let you down. I will tell you all of the amazingly exciting and interesting things we have been doing recently.
Let me start by saying that the above statement is a gross exaggeration. We haven’t been doing many amazingly exciting and interesting things recently. We’ve mainly been sitting in our new place surfing the web for jobs, with a few too many Friday Night Lights episodes peppered between applications. I know I’m late coming into that show, but I love it. And I particularly love that I thought I had surely made it to the third season by my 22nd episode but was really at the end of the first. Feed the addiction.
So that’s it! What we’ve been doing recently. Hope you enjoyed the update.
Just kidding, sort of. Here’s some more, with a little help from my new friend Instagram.
(disclaimer: I am still working on my photography, but I recently scratched the lens on my new camera and have been loving Instagram so I’m using my phone as my camera these days. I do have some great C’ville vineyard pictures that I promise I’ll show you soon.)
Hows about I start out with what we’ve done since we got here, and sometime in the near future I’ll tell you about our road trip.
Our very first stop in Massachusetts was an adorable old inn in Stockbridge, Mass. Oh, in case you hadn’t noticed, up here we say Stockbridge, Mass, or Boston, Mass, instead of just Stockbridge or Boston. It makes us feel cooler.
Apparently the Red Lion Inn is one of the oldest inns in Massachusetts, and I believe it based on the looks of the basement where we ate dinner. It was really quaint, and it just felt like New England to me, so it was a great start to our yankeedom.
Our first meal near Hamilton (the little town outside of Boston where we live) was at Woodman’s of Essex, which lays claim to the invention of the fried clam. We didn’t get any because we’re silly (and I needed something a little healthier after three days of junk food), but Marshall got some yummy fish and chips (and onion rings).
I must admit I was jealous.
But I got clam chowda, so I enjoyed my meal too. I’ve ordered clam chowder at least three times since we’ve gotten here. I mean, I have to, right?
I never knew how many variations there were. I’ll have to keep trying until I find my favorite.
We also ran across an adorable little produce stand right down the street from us, it looks like they pick a lot of their veggies from right behind their building! I’ll buy from there just to say I buy from there.
And if that isn’t cute enough for you, this guy lives down the street to top off the charm.
He greeted me one morning as I was walking, and I think we’re friends now.
More to come, more to come. For now, I’m hungry.