Farewell to My Favorite City

The Boston Skyline
The view from Storrow Drive

Recently I spent the weekend in Boston with my family and my brother’s family.  Though I’ve moved around a lot in my life, Boston feels like my true home.  I love everything about it– the skyline, the sports teams, the Charles River, the North End (full of great Italian restaurants and the necessary indulgences at Mike’s Pastry), Storrow Drive (my favorite street anywhere) . . . ahhhhh, I could go on and on.

The Leonard P. Zakim Bridge-- one of my favorite landmarks

We left Boston four years ago (when we moved to Washington, D.C.), but my heart has never left.  I can feel it every time I go back.  It just feels like home in a way I can’t really explain.  Though there are things I love about D.C., especially the dear friends I’ve made there and, of course, the monuments, it doesn’t feel the same.

My daughter playing in the Splash Fountain at Christian Science Plaza

We’ve been on a bit of a farewell tour of the Northeast, spending time with family before we move out West in August.  I know I’ll see my family again before long, but I don’t know when I’ll be back in my favorite city.

The Butterfly Room at the Science Museum

We spent our weekend in Boston doing some of our favorite things: taking a Duck Boat tour, going to great restaurants (like Towne, which I wrote about here), walking around our favorite sections, shopping at Barney’s (D.C. doesn’t have one, after all), visiting our personal landmarks (my husband and I met in Boston, and we lived there when my daughter was born).

The State House-- we used to live inches away

I was reminded all over again of all of the wonderful things about Boston.  (Of course, it’s summer, which is one of the best times of year there.  Winter is loooong and cooooold, which is why winter is one of the only things I don’t love about Boston).  There are too many to list, but they live in my heart all the same.

I’ll miss you, dear friend.  But I promise I’ll be back.


  • Brooke Kirby

    I love this so much, it made me cry. You will be missed so much. Love you with all my heart <3

    • Alexandra

      Awww, I love you too, Brookie!! I will miss you so much, but you’re not getting rid of me!! 😉 xo

  • Sandra

    Great post! Great city! Wonderful times!!! Perfect memories 🙂

    • Alexandra

      Thanks, Sandra!! I agree! It was such a wonderful weekend, and there are so many fabulous memories there. xo

  • Amazing pictures … I love the butterflies and you with your baby!!! 🙂

    • Alexandra

      Thank you! I’m heading to check out your blog… 🙂

  • Kim

    You will be missed more than words can express. I love you and your family so very much!! We have so many good memories and hopefully more to cherish in the future. Remember the best 4th of July was in Boston with you and your family. Love you!!