Monday, April 19, 2010

Beantown, Baby!

"...She said I think I'll go to Boston,
I think I'll start a new life,
I think I'll start it over, where no one knows my name,
I'll get out of California, I'm tired of the weather..."

When I flew to Boston back in the late summer of 2006 I was playing "Boston" by Augustana. Yeah, I know. But I can't help but associate the city with the song.

Boston was only my second trip to the East Coast. My first was the DC/Alexandria, VA area. I loved both regions. I am a huge history lover and there is something so special about that part of the country. It's so rich with monumental moments. To stand on a cobblestone street that someone else stood on 200 years ago makes me feel so incredible and thankful to be an American.

I actually wanted to move to Boston--and I still do but am unsure my Southern California body could handle the Massachusetts winter. I applied to grad school in the City. UMASS Boston. Unfortunately I applied to a masters program that I didn't have enough credits for. My problem was that I was going to defer and make up the classes but didn't explain that in my letter. I was told to take some courses and reapply...

Ahh, I digress haha!

Here are some of my favorite pics from my trip to Boston. There are also a few Salem pictures in there. Another amazing, quaint seaside village. As you can see from the first picture, there is a highway named after my family, so really I am meant to live in that region ;)


"...I think I need a sunrise, I'm tired of the sunset."



21 comments:

Leah said...

Love these Boston images... I haven't been to Boston yet. I know it's a must place to visit since the best universities are there. xoxo

Meg said...

Boston looks like a cool place. I'd like to go there some day.

Cafe Fashionista said...

Haha! I always associate songs with locations, as well. For instance...Boston with "Boston" by Augustana. Amsterdam with "Amsterdam" by Peter Bjorn and John. Seattle with "Hello Seattle" by Owl City. Love it!

I'm so glad you had a fabulous trip!! :)

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
I need to go to Fenway asap!

xoxox,
CC

J'Adore Fashion said...

haven't been to Boston before--love the images! now i want to visit :) xx

Staley Mc said...

I've really been wanting to go to Boston and these pics make me want to go more!

Yelena said...

boston is so beautiful!
i dream about going there one day! :)
sorry to hear about the masters program.. guess it wasnt meant to be and something better will come along :) i just know it. cause you're quite amazing and deserve only the very best :)
lovely, lovely images :) xo.

Brittany said...

I love that song! :-) Boston looks like a great place to visit! I live in MD and have never been up North. Looks like a road trip is in store! haha

Maggie said...

Chica, those are gorgeous pictures!!!

Are you gonna reapply? do it! Don't let anything get in your way. :D

bananas. said...

ahhh i love boston! and i've never been! haha. these pictures just confirmed why i've been longing to go for so long.

Tasha said...

I've never been to Boston but it looks really beautiful! It's on my list of places to visit! Thanks for the photo tour of the city! :-)

* Reena Rai * said...

Looks like you had so much fun! What a beautiful place

Kristin said...

I'm dying to plan a Boston trip. Your pics are amazing!

J said...

I LOVE Boston!! its amazing!! Your pictures are great! The winters will def be MUCH different from SoCal but it would be fun :)

Audrey Allure said...

Looked like a great time! Wonderful pictures :)

marian said...

oooh now i want to visit Boston honey!
I have only heard great things about it!
big kiss
xx
m.

Gracie said...

Beautiful images! I really love that 2nd photo. It's amazing!

And I would love to see a sunrise. It's harder to see them because I have to get up too early :p

Stephanie said...

Boston is such a beautiful city. Good luck with your grad school applications!

Kisses,
Stephanie

Lovely Scribbles said...

This looks like such a fun trip! My husband is heading out to Boston next month with the guys, and I've been bummin that I can't tag along, too. I'll just have to experience it through pictures! :)

Jules said...

I’ve never been to Boston (I love that Augustana song btw), but Geof has. It really wouldn’t be hard for us to get there, it’s just about making the time to do it. I hear nothing but wonderful things. I love the photo of you on the ferry with the city behind you and that’s awesome that you got to go to Fenway. It looks like it was a fantastic trip!

jillian said...

Not a huge fan of Boston (NYC girl through and through haha) but those pictures are lovely and as a history buff, I can appreciate what they've got up there :) I need to visit Salem at some point - I have a lot of curiosity about the place! Also, I grew up in the DC area, went to middle/high school in Alexandria!