I have lived in town since October.
But some of my friends are just starting to visit.
Of course, as this blog clearly shows, over the past eight months I have enjoyed Boston to the full extent of the law.
And then some.
But it is even more enjoyable with my besties.
So consider this your invitation.
To come to the big city to play!
If it makes it any easier for you, I can promise your wife or girlfriend (or husband or boyfriend) that I will take good care of you in the wilds of Beantown.
I assume full responsibility, should some serious fun break out.
Today was Bob Reich’s turn to do Boston.
Here he is checking out my favorite bench in the Public Garden.
What a gorgeous day!
Tomorrow, it will be John Didio’s, whom I have known since I was five years old.
A few words of advice: Leave your car at home.
Unless you actually enjoy downtown traffic.
The easiest way to get here is to take public transportation.
The Orange Line of the MBTA (the T, as we locals call it) will get you to the Back Bay Station.
From there it’s just a 10-minute walk to my groovy pad on Marlborough Street.
Bob came in from Melrose via the Orange Line’s Oak Grove Station.
You can also take the train to Back Bay from the western suburbs.
Or even New York City!
Once we hit the Lair, we had a few cold ones.
These are quite tasty!
Then we rambled on over to Boylston Street, where Bob got to meet a new buddy: Edgar Allan Poe!
Another Improper Bostonian.
Check out the bird!
A walk across the Common took us to the top of Beacon Hill.
And the Athenaeum.
Of course, I introduced him to Athena.
Because you can’t have an Athenaeum without her!
I think he enjoyed the Fifth Floor.
And my ultra-secret location on 4G.
No trip to the Athenaeum would be complete without meeting my main man, Nathaniel Bowditch!
We rounded off the afternoon with a late lunch at the Daily Catch.
On Hanover Street in the North End.
My cousin Mike D’Orlando is the man behind the fabulous food.
And today was his birthday!
Then it was back to Melrose on the Orange Line.
See, Laura, I told you he would be safe with me!
As for the rest of you: it’s time to take a walk on the wild side.
I would be happy to show you the way.
Lovely Carmen from London perhaps said it best:
“Part of living well is taking others down with you.”