Oct 12 We were still tired after a 6 hr delay of our flight from Toronto to Boston but we had a Politically Incorrect Food tour. Anthony took us around the North End (Italian district). The tour included a coffee and tea purveyor, deli for a piece of a great, salami sandwich at Monica’s Deli, focaccia at Bricco Panetteria, an almond macaroon at Modern Pastry shop that was the best I have ever tasted, Regatta Pizza and homemade spaghetti sauce on rigatoni at Tony’s mother’s house. Carbo overload!!! Tony also gave us restaurant recommendations: Bricco, Trattoria di Monica, Mare and some others. It was a fun tour with “no bullshit”.
Oct 13 The Uber to the North Qunicy station was quick but as we were sitting down in the subway, I realized I didn’t have the phone # for Gary’s relative whom we were visiting. I caught a cab back to our apartment in Milton, got the phone # from the computer, piled back into the cab and finally met Gary at the subway. With all that, we were only 15 minutes late. Elizabeth, Connie’s cousin, made the supreme effort of making a low carb lunch for us. I had no idea she didn’t know anything about low carb but she did a great job. Margaret, sitting to the right of Gary in the photo, is actually his cousin. This would have been their first meeting due to the difference in age. We learned all about co-parenting of which I am not a fan. Different stokes for different folks.
On the way home on the subway, Gary suggested we eat at one of the restaurants suggested by our tour guide. Mare serves raw oysters and we were able to get an early reservation thru Open Table for dinner. We had a great dinner and a lovely conversation with the couple seated next to us.
Oct 15 The alarm was set for an early departure to catch the Concord bus from the South Station Bus Terminal. We choose the front row seat in order to have a view during our 2 hr ride to Tilton where we were picked up by our house sitting hosts in Sanbornton NH. This was my first visit to NH. The trees still have their fall foliage so it was a pretty ride.
Oct 16 Our house sit assignment in NH lasted for 15 days. Because we did not rent a car, we are home bound. This wasn’t a problem after all our travels in Canada. The home is in the countryside with 16 chickens, 1 rooster, a very shy cat who has her days and nights mixed up, fish, and finally Brienne - a 1 ½ yr old puppy.
Our walks took us to the viewpoint of the NH countryside in the above photo. The trees are so beautiful in October.
The chicken coops were easy to clean out, however, a muddy area must be traversed when locking them all in for the night. We had lots of rain during our time here so shoes and dog were a mess!