4th of July Poppin' in Boston

Welcome back everyone!  I hope y'all had a great 4th of July celebration.  This morning was an ugly slap in the face back to reality.  I literally feel like I have been gone forever, from normal life and this blog, and I'll admit I kinda didn't miss it.

I spent my time off in Boston with Chris for the 4th and then the weekend in New York City with two of my best friends from back home and I can't believe it's already over.  I can only think of one good thing out of this, and that's only because I'll be home in two weeks and I am SO freakin excited!  Two more weeks.... two more weeks.... hurry up!!

So here's a little 4th of July recap, the Boston way!  Chris and I went to the Boston Pops celebration that goes on at the Charles River every year.  It's basically a huge set up along the river where everyone camps out during the day up until the fireworks show later that night.

We were on the island side facing the river and all of the boats.  And it was so hot.  Oh my god.  You would think being from Louisiana we would be used to this, but nope.  We were pathetic little sweaty creatures whining and all sorts.  But the view was so pretty and worth it!  

So we sat around and took in the view, then walked around the city for a bit, ended up at our favorite Thai restaurant, then headed back to the river front for the fireworks later that night.

Now about the food.. the restaurant is called Thai Basil.  I ordered my favorite basil fried rice that never disappoints.  If you're ever in Boston and in the mood for Thai, I recommend this place!  It's on Newbury Street (where all the shopping is), which is also the best part of Boston in my opinion, so it's definitely worth checking out!

By the way, I may have a little obsession with boats and I was so jealous of all those people out on the river.  So who wants to invite me on their boat!?  I'll bring the beer!
boston charles river
boston charles river
boston charles river
How cute is that boot drink!?  Adorable, right?  But don't let it fool ya.. it was a NON-ALCOHOLIC pina colada.  What the what?  And here's where my mini rant of the day begins.

As much as I love Boston, this is what I can not stand about this area.  There were zero drink vendors at the festival.  I just don't get it.  I guess I'm so used to New Orleans and the laid back, relaxed, atmosphere.  Don't get me started on the prohibited alcohol sales on Memorial Day in Massachusetts either (how else do you celebrate an American holiday)?  I feel like everything is so restricted over here.  

Like for example, at work this morning we were talking about our 4th of July weekend, and a co-worker of mine was legit excited that she had popped fireworks.  Then went on to add that she had never done that before.  Because they're illegal.  Say whaaat?  

See, in Louisiana you grow up doing and having these things and just don't think twice about it.  You just assume the rest of the world is the same, but in reality, it's not.  And it feels like almost every day I come across a situation like this where I realize just how different parts of this country really is.  I could go on forever comparing the north vs the south, but I'll save that for a different day.  End rant!

So tell me, is is just a Louisiana thing and the rest of the world actually has rules?  Or is Massachusetts just cray cray?

Stay tuned tomorrow for my New York City recap!  

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