Elle and I arrived to Boston late Tuesday night. We learned a very important lesson that evening: don’t ever, ever take 95 up through Manhattan and across the George Washington Bridge. You will sit in traffic forever. And it was storming like none other. But we have learned so far on our journey that there is a special understood bond between truckers on the road. This came in handy when we were stuck in bumper-to-bumper cars full of agitated New Yorkers. We realized we had to get across about 3 lanes to the correct toll lane (which seemed an impossible feat) when a trucker who saw we were struggling pulled up in such a way to block everyone and let us through. Wherever you are Mr. Tenderhearted Trucker, we thank you.
By the time we arrived to our hotel, we were both exhausted and dealing with intense sinus issues but none of that put a damper on our excitement. The Boston area is a special stop for us because it is the one place on the tour that neither of us had ever been to. The next day we got some R&R and headed out into the city. Our taxi driver (who claims he was once a stand-up comedian, but then again I’m not sure because everything he told us was a joke..) took us on a mini tour. He filled us in on what restaurants were good and what museums he most enjoyed. But our visit that day had already been decided on a good while back: Cheers.
We had heard it was a disappointment but thought “how could it be?” The outside looked just like the show and the inside was filled with enlarged pictures of the cast and certainly had a cozy, warm, everybody-knows-your-name kind of feel to it. We had a great time!
Today was our first day of events here in the Boston area and it went very well! We gave out over 500 samples and for the first time in what locals seemed to think was forever, the rain held off and it was a beautiful start to the holiday weekend. Everybody seemed to be excited for the 4th and already wearing their red, white and blue. The favorite today was the all-American Vanilla (though we get our Vanilla beans from Tahiti, thus making our Vanilla superior in taste). It was a pleasure to start off the holiday weekend with you Boston, and we hope you will come enjoy some more free Ciao Bella gelato and sorbet for the 4th!