Friday, March 25, 2011


These are a few places we picked up nourishment around Boston this week. We stopped by Thinking Cup for seriously great coffee and baked goods three times in two was that good. It was funny to me that they use Stumptown Coffee which is roasted in Portland and Seattle. I traveled all the way across the country to taste it for the first time and now will definitely look for some closer to home. We also had an amazing lunch at the Blackstone Grill: homemade chicken pot pie and a cold beer. Again.....delicious. Flaky pastry on top with a filling that TASTED homemade. Both places are close to the Freedom Trail. Good thing we walked a lot......

The frame detail  and plaque is from the mezzanine of the Omni Parker Hotel. The plaque says:

Mirror from the rooms at the Parker House occupied by Charles Dickens 1867 & 1868. Authenticated by the Boston Branch of the Dickens Fellowship.
"Look closely and see reflections of Dickens as he practiced 'A Christmas Carol"."

This was where he gave his first American reading of A Christmas Carol, one of my favorite books. Marc took me to the ACT theater in Seattle on our second date to see it performed and we've returned many of the years since. When I looked around there were references to other writers that either visited or stayed here: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe. I need to go back and find out more.

Sustenance: Food, drink and other necessities of life......

Have a wonderful weekend.


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