I’ve been watching A LOT of Friends reruns lately, hence the “The” title! 🙂
And while I didn’t do this:
I did have quite the pattern of getting on and off planes in short amounts of time.
Remember the New York City trip? Well, I landed back in CLT late Sunday night, and Monday afternoon I boarded yet another plane for Boston!
It was REALLY foggy/hazy/gross when we left Charlotte:
But the Boston chill was fantastic!
Even though I was there for work, I did have a little bit of fun before everyone else arrived…and with the team!
If eating Shake Shack for the first time in NYC on Friday and then again in Boston on Monday is wrong, well, I just don’t want to be right!
No line at this location – and no Red Velvet Custard – BUT they had WHOOPIE PIE CUSTARD! #HaveMercy
I LOVE Whoopie Pies and I LOVED the one that was mixed with the custard. According to the menu board, it came from the South End Buttery. So the next day I went to the South End Buttery because I decided we needed Whoopie Pies for our meeting.
Apparently Whoopie Pies are a special order item and not something they always offer. I was told they had a small cake which would taste just like the Whoopie Pie. So I bought it. It was the BEST use of $14!
That cake was intended for 2-4 people. I purchased it Tuesday afternoon, ate it in my hotel room Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and brought the remaining piece home and my Mom and I finished it while standing in the kitchen. IT WAS SOOOO GOOD and I am not at all ashamed that I ate 95% of a cake on my own.
Once I left South End Buttery, I headed over to Mike’s Pastry’s to pick up cannoli’s and other items for our meeting. Let me fill you in on a little secret. When I went to Boston October 2013, I met a friend who lived there so I took the train from my hotel to meet him near the Garden (where the Celtics play) and we walked to dinner and to Mike’s and to many other places so I never realized how impossible it is to park! After finding a spot, I joined the line that had formed on the sidewalk. It moved pretty quickly and it was so worth it…I mean look at this stuff:
I LOVE Boston! I am a total history junkie and the place is something special!
After our meeting Wednesday, we went to FENWAY PARK for the Red Sox game!
I’m not a Red Sox fan, but it was AWESOME!
The weather was fantastic!
The place was packed.
And the Green Monster was awesome!
I ended up going to the Restroom and took a little “Through The Years” detour!
What wasn’t awesome? The drive back to the airport Thursday night.
BUT an airplane window seat view like this, totally worth it! (Although the picture doesn’t do it justice)
To recap: I flew CLT-PHL Tuesday. Flew PHL-CLT Sunday. Flew CLT-BOS Monday. Flew BOS-PHL Thursday. Flew PHL-CLT Sunday (with the Pope. Kind of)
I ALWAYS park in the same Long Term Lot if I’m going to be gone for more than 3 days, or the same Daily Deck if it’s less than 3 days. Obviously for the above trips, I was Long Term. HOWEVER. After spending Tuesday-Sunday in MY Long Term lot, when I returned Monday, MY Long Term lot was full. #TheHorror. So I had to park in a different Long Term lot. AND I FORGOT. So I got on MY normal Long Term bus, and realized my car wasn’t where it was supposed to be. #BecauseIWasOnTheWrongBus
So this super awesome amazing driver,
Drove me around the lot, and to the CORRECT lot, and waited until I found my car. After all, I WAS on 5 different planes in a short span of time and I did land LATE Sunday night, so I think he felt really sorry for me once I explained my travel tale of woe!
So there ya have it, The One Where I Practically Lived In An Airport.