From September 16th till 18th I was in Boston to visit my Dutch friend, Daphne. The first time I met her in real life was on August 1st, at the airport. We started the same adventure, at the same time. We said goodbye to our families and walked into our new life’s together. We were sitting in the airplane next to each other and talked a lot. At the orientation days we met new girls, but we were still together a lot.
At August 4th, we said goodbye: she went to Boston and I stayed in NY. A couple of weeks later we planned my visit. Friday September 16th I took the bus to Boston.
After a 5 hour trip from NYC I arrived in Boston, around 11.30 pm.
Then I called Daphne. She was waiting for me at the station, but I couldn’t find her. Half an hour later she finally found me.We gave each other a hug and I was very happy to see her again. We went to her home where I met her host dad. He was really nice, we talked for a while and got in bed around 2.
Daphne is taking care of a 4 months old little boy. On Saturday morning we walked with him to the river where we had an amazing view of Boston. When we were back home we ate a delicious breakfast. Her host parents made French toast of really tasty cinnamon bread.
In the afternoon we had a cluster meeting (a meeting for au pairs/host families in the area). Actually, Daphne and her host family had a cluster meeting, but I could join them. The meeting was at a place where you could pick apples. First we drank something, ate some donuts and talked with other Au pairs and their families. I met a couple of really nice girls, but unfortunately they all live in Massachusetts. Later we (Daphne, her host parents, the little baby and me) went to the apple trees to fill our bag. We got a looot of apples. I took some of the apples home and Daphne and her hostparents made an apple cake.
In the evening we went to Quincy Market: a place with a lot of shops and restaurants. We ate dinner at Cheers. After dinner we wanted to get Frozen yogurt, but the Frozen Yogurt places were already closed 😦 So we went back home, talked for a while and went to bed.
The next day we left the house at 9am. We walked to the train and in the train we realized that we were a little bit too late. We booked a ducktour at 9.40. So, we got out of the train and walked really fast / ran to the place where the tour started. I also had to carry all my stuff I brought for the weekend, because we wouldn’t go back to her house. So it was pretty heavy with my backpack and handbag, buuuut we got there on time! We made a photo with the bus/boat and then our 80 minutes trip began.
The tour showed us a lot of Boston, first from the road and later we made the splash into the water. It was a nice tour, definitely something you have to do when you’re in Boston.
After the tour we walked into a kind-of-foodfestival. There were a lot of different stands and almost everywhere we could try some food. There was bread, chocolate, milk, maple syrup, salads, cheese and much more.
Unfortunately we didn’t have much time left after that because my bus departed at 3. So we walked around, I bought some food and drinks for in the bus and we took the metro to the station. I said goodbye to Daphne, got into the bus and late in the evening I came home.
It was a great weekend and I’m very glad to have seen and talked to Daphne again.
Daphne, Thankyouu! And thanks again to your host family !
ps: Daphne is a great photographer and also has her own blog: https://daphneverstijnen.wordpress.com/