What a weekend! My friend Maureen was in town with her sister to celebrate’s Mo’s birthday and they invited me along! I should’ve gone Friday night, but I wasn’t really sure they’d want me the whole weekend…what was I thinking!
Mo had brought me Christmas gifts from her (toffee peanut butter, oatmeal mix and granola mix from Great Harvest Bread Company, and a gorgeous bracelet), and from Kim and Betsy (who I didn’t get to see on New Year’s Eve). Kim gave me a couple of LOTR lego sets, one of Frodo & Gandalf that I loved, and this one.
After that we headed to lunch at Rock Bottom Brewery
and then we saw a movie (Parker, a crime thriller, I hadn’t even HEARD of, but enjoyed)
back to the hotel to change and then walked to Newbury Street and beyond. yes it was chilly, but we stopped for a good long time at the Apple store so Mo’s sister could buy a new phone.
Then to the Prudential Center to walk in warmth at the mall to kill time before our dinner reservation at 730.
Dinner at Lucca Back Bay was wonderful! Salad course was “Insalata di Cesare”: Romaine lettuce, perfectly dressed with parmigiano dressing, white anchovy (lovely whole filet right on top), pickled shallots and deviled egg on the side (which was so good!). It also included diced toasted focaccia, but I’d had enough bread to start.
My delicous dinner was pappardelle tossed with bolognese sauce ground beef, veal and pork) with mascarpone and parmigiano reggiano. It was heavenly, but I could barely eat 1/3 of it.
For a drink, I had The Yarmouthport which is cranberry and sea salt infused Grey Goose vodkas, Campari and fresh squeezed grapefruit juice. YUM!
We wandered over to the lounge afterward to join Mo’s sister’s friend and her boyfriend. I had quite an interesting conversation with him about the DAR, Rosicrucians, the Mayflower, etc. We had a shared history of sorts LOL!
Back to the hotel via cab, then basically straight to bed for me…I’m not used to staying up so late LOL! Mo went to work out in the hotel’s gym til 130! Crazy lady! The lobby of the hotel turns into a nightclub and boy, did we see some dressed up folks! They were like peacocks LOL! Men AND women!
The next morning, Mo’s sister went across the street to Panera to get us coffee and a few pastries, all of which were fantastic. We sat around chatting and relaxing before checking out.
Mo’s sister headed back to the Vineyard, where she lives (lucky gal!) and Mo and I headed to Wegmans to complete out weekend.
Dave encouraged me to spend the night with them and took great care of Wolf while I was gone. I’m a lucky gal to have him in my life, that’s for damn sure!
Hope you all had a great weekend! Tell me about it!