Sunday, October 3, 2010

Last week Eric and I went to Boston. Every six months Scentsy throws an incentive trip for their consultants who reach a certain sales goal. Eric was asked to go and get to know the consultants, and I got to go with him. Lucky me!
Aside from doing some amazingly awesome things with the consultants, Eric and I had some time to see a few things in Boston that we'd never seen before. Among those was Louisburg square, one of the most photographed places in the states. I wanted to live there the moment I saw it: brick row houses with flower boxes on the window sills, cobblestone streets and black shutters.
As you can tell we got caught in a major rainstorm! It was crazy. We kept waiting for it to lighten up but it never did. It took 3 days for our clothes to finally dry! But it was worth it.

Those are gas lit lamps, by the way. This is famous Acorn Street. Oh, and in case you wanted to know, John Kerry lives in Louisburg square. By the way, Aspen wasn't with us on this trip. Eric's parents graciously watched her for us. It was great for Eric and I to get some time together, just the two of us.

One night Scentsy treated everyone to a dinner cruise in the Boston Harbor. Don't you love how sexy my hair looks in this shot?
Another morning we got to eat breakfast at Fenway Park.

This was our view as we ate....
and here's us hanging out with Wally, the Red Sox mascot. Aspen thinks we're pretty cool now, because we're pals with someone from Sesame Street. That's what we told her, anyway.
On Wednesday we had some free time so we rented a car and drove out to Concord, one of our most favorite places. We spent most of the time just reminiscing and enjoying the rolling hills. It's so beautiful out there. We also stopped at a farm and bought me some apple cider, which I chugged all the way home.

Some of the leaves were starting to change color, but most of the changing will happen in a couple weeks. Before we took the car back that night, we stopped and visited some of our friends from Boston, who we miss so much! It was so great to spend some time with them, even though it was short.

Of course we visited Harvard while we were out there, and it was just as quaint as ever.

It was supposed to rain again this day, but we got really lucky with the weather!
These last shots are just some of my favorite places in the city: here's Boston Common.
I used to go shopping down these streets, Summer and Winter. Macy's is down there, and some other great places.

This is the Old Granary burial ground, where Samuel Adams and John Hancock are buried, among others. It's my favorite graveyard; this time of year there's always yellow leaves all over the place, and it just looks so Fall-ish.

This is Haymarket, where you can buy amazingly cheap produce.
These last two shots are of Marlborough street; I think Edgar Allen Poe was born here. We just loved the architecture and cute little gardens found among this street. Anyway, we had such a great time, and are already planning our next trip back to Boston.


ellen said...

I'm SO glad I got to see you even though I had to leave after 4 1/2 minutes. :) I'm glad you are planning your next trip!

Sasha Cornelius Eggli said...

I'm so jealous, Chels! What a great trip. And I loved all your pictures; especially the one where your hair looks sooooooo sexy!

Steph Bowen said...

I would love to go back! Sounds like Eric's at a cool place to work. Tyler told me that Scentsy is one his firm's (Perkins Coie) clients. I think Tyler'd rather have Eric's job.

Sarah Lenhart said...

So jealous! I've been wanting to go back for months...especially now that it's Fall.

Glad you enjoyed a little getaway trip before Baby comes!

Petertammenson said...

Oh, so lucky!!! That sounds like such an awesome trip! And key to get away before you have a baby attached to your bosom all the time!

Tree said...

Chelsi - As usual, I am in awe of your photographic eye. You always manage to capture not just a picture, but the feeling behind the picture. For someone who's lived here forever, you still show something new :)

Chandra said...

You made me miss Boston!