This past weekend we took a nice weekend trip to Boston.
The boy has a little obsession with Boston.
Probably because his sister does.
And probably because when he thinks Boston he thinks Irish.
And although his Dad considers himself Polish (which he is half).
The boy considers himself Irish (which he is half on my side and half on his Dad's).
It's funny how we take on certain aspects of our heritage.
I am Italian/German on my Mother's side and Irish on my Father's.
My brother Peter says he is irish...... as do his children.
My brother Kevin leans more to the Italian
probably because he looks like
James Galdolfini from The Soprano's.....pinky ring and all.
I think in general most people say they are what their father is so irish would be the right choice in our family. I personally say I am American but I always have to be different or difficult it depends whom you are talking to.
We were not really brought up with strong Irish or Italian traditions it was actually
a pretty good mix of both.
Because the boys birthday is coming up
and it was Saint Patrick's Day
and the Bruins were hosting the Flyers
Chris decided that a nice little trip to Boston would be a good idea.
And he was right.
We had a great time.
Boston was such a nice city filled with history and a lot of people wearing green.
There are a ton of Irish pubs....none of which we could get into because the boy is only 9.
Amber, Christopher and I are Drop Kick Murphy fans so it was cool to be in the city from where they are from. At the Bruins game they play Shipping up to Boston in the 3rd period and the sound of the crowd singing along was very cool.
The Flyers lost in a shoot out but thats okay because they beat the Penguins in Philly the next day!
We did a lot of sightseeing.
But my favorite was a visit to
Brattle Book Shop.
It is one of the oldest and largest book shops.
Established in 1825.
It has three floors.
The first two are filled with used books and the third floor has rare books.
It also has a nice outdoor sale lot.
Please enjoy the photos of our visit to Brattle Book Shop
It being St Patrick's day and all a lot of the local restaurants had bagpipers.....is that a word?
outside of their restaurants.
I love the bagpipes so we stopped to listen whenever we saw one.
Getting to Boston from Philly or rather the suburbs of Philly was pretty easy.
Now that Chris has seen how easy it is I think I can convince him to take me to Nantucket this summer.
I hope anyone
After all is it the year of Jenny......since I am turning 40 in April I have dubbed it the year of Jenny.
Well have a wonderful day everyone!