I had the opportunity to take on a couple of short-term gigs for a Boston personal injury lawyer over the winter, and since I’ve spent a considerable amount of time traveling in tropical climates, I thought heading to Boston would give me a chance to spend some time in the cold and enjoy the winter for once.
My parents divorced when I was a little girl, so I spent most of the school year with my dad in a small suburb outside of Boston and went to my mother’s in California for school vacations and the summer. I loved living outside of Boston. We were just close enough to be able to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, but far enough away that I got that small-town suburban feel.
When I was a kid, we would visit the Boston Aquarium or the Boston Science Museum because my dad always said there weren’t enough women working in STEM fields. I used to love to visit the planetarium, feed the ducks at the nearby park, and afterwards we always got dinner at some inner-city restaurant.
When I went back, of course I had to visit my dad. I hadn’t seen him in maybe six months at that point. The first thing he suggested we do was head to the aquarium and the science museum. It was like taking a walk back through history. The best part was just feeling innocent all over again and not having a worry in the world as I simply enjoyed the night with my dad.
For dinner that night, we went to this fantastic Asian-cuisine restaurant called “Tiger Mama.” It was honestly one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve ever been to, and the food was just phenomenal.
I was mostly in Boston to make some money for more traveling, but while I was there, I also went ice skating on the Boston Common Frog Pond, saw the Nutcracker at the Boston Ballet, and had dinner at the Igloo Bar. Since I was already in New England, my dad and I also went skiing at the Weston Ski Track and took my nieces and nephews to the Great Wolf Lodge for a couple of nights.
Heading back to Boston always brings me right back to my childhood. It feels a lot like home. But I have to say, I’m ready to get back out and see more of the world. Until next time, Dad.