Follow the Freedom Trail

As life would have it, our flight to Ponta Delgada was pushed back a few hours, so we took advantage and spent more time in the Boston city center.

As always, coffee is priority number one, and so we sought out one of the fabulous local roasters, George Howell’s. Nearest one to our hotel was inside the Boston Public Market, which was perfect, as it allowed us to grab some delicious breakfast as well.

The market is an indoor, open air market with about 30–40 individual businesses, ranging from fresh bagels and donuts to local produce and meats. We grabbed some excellent roasts and perused the wares, and wandered the market.

We saw an “As Seen on Shark Tank” sign for a small footprint, home gardening system, and struck up a conversation with the gentleman running the booth. Seedsheet, is a great way to get started in growing your own garden, and they customize their packs to specific recipes, like “Grown your own Cocktails,” or “Grow your own Tacos.” We’ll be looking to get a couple of these when we return home.

After heading back to the hotel to check out and stash our bags, we headed to the MFA Boston, to take in the Murakami exhibit. Thanks to my Walker membership, we were able to enjoy the reciprocity and explore the MFA free of charge! Membership has its privileges!

With our souls full of amazing art, we decided to walk back to our hotel, with a stop for lunch, and cocktails, at Saltie Girl. The bartender’s interpretations were spot on and delicious, and the food was superb. Another great meal in the books.

It was finally time to head to the airport, but not before swinging back to the sandwich shop from yesterday so Christine could grab another tasty 'wich for the road. We arrived early enough to enjoy the Air France members lounge, which allowed us to charge our phones, comfortably relax, and of course, enjoy some free booze. We met a wonderful couple, also heading to the Azores, for their seventh time. They were happy to share tips and must see items for our agenda. Take off was at 9pm and we arrived in Ponta Delgada shortly before 6am local time. Till next time…