Sail Boston 2009

Saturday in the park. . . well the dog park that is! I am armed with TJ’s peanut butter dog biscuits and headed off to the MSPCA to visit my favorite furry friends, but before I head there I wanted to write a quick post about last night’s trip to Sail Boston 2009. SO cool! I have never gone down to see the tall ships and was very excited. Being a Pisces, I am a total water sign, and being near the ocean, boats, beaches, seafood, anything like that, makes me so happy.

 

We parked the car a little closer to town in South Boston so we wouldn’t have to take the T. Public transportation in Boston is atrocious and has become unbearable to the point that I would rather walk 6 miles a day for work, and tonight was no exception. We walked in along the water and could see the masts of the tall ships from far away. On the way in we popped into J. Pace and Son a new gourmet store that has just opened in Boston’s rapidly growing Seaport district. We only did a quick walkthrough to check it out, but it combines prepared foods, bakery, and a deli with all sorts of gourmet goodies – olive oil, balsamic vinegars, coffee, imported water (one of my guiltiest pleasures is imported sparkling water, I LOVE it, especially Gerolsteiner), homemade pastas, sauces, olives, and more. Since we were heading to the crowded Sail Boston festival, I didn’t do any shopping, but I promise I will be going back soon.

Food prep heaven

Food prep heaven

Approaching Sail Boston was incredible. SO many people, so many boats, and the harbor and city against the backdrop of a perfect blue sky. How lucky we are to have such a day!
There were boats from all over: Uruguay, which was my favorite, and Russia, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, and we didn’t even go to see them all yet. It was so crowded!
What I loved most was all of the different people from all over the world. Events like this truly draw a great crowd, and I loved seeing all of the different fashion and hearing so many languages in one place.

My favorite

My favorite

For all of my Canadian bloggies!

For all of my Canadian bloggies!

Portugal. . . I think?

Portugal. . . I think?

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We walked around for about an hour and a half, then headed to the car to go grocery shopping and get our tired selves home to watch Chopping Block. Do you guys watch this? It’s a great contest with Marco Pierre White as the head chef and judge.  There were two teams, each comprised of smaller teams of two, and they had to open two real restaurants where their challenges take place. It’s a fun show, but each week a food critic is “planted” in the restaurant, and these real life chefs/foodies never know who the critic is! Most of the time I have known just by sight who the person is and what publication he or she writes for.  Last night it was Andrew Knowlton, the Bon Appetit foodist. Hello. . . he is easy to spot, and he is all over the food world! You would think that if you were going on one of these shows you would at least brush up on this kind of stuff! I don’t know why, but it really annoyed me. . . time to let go :)

I will do a dinner post from last night a bit later. Busy busy day ahead, volunteering, my niece’s 6th birthday party, a visit to the produce shop, and then working while the hub goes to watch a mixed martial arts match with a friend. I am thinking of trying a Dave Farmar yoga podcast or some other yoga today. My joints are telling me NOT to run, and I am going to listen. Enjoy the beautiful day everyone, and I will be back with more later. :)

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Tags: Boston, Gourmet food, J. Pace and Son, running, Tall ships, yoga

  1. Maria’s avatar

    Oooh the gourmet store looks fabulous. Whoa, and the boats are amazing as well. Sounds like you had tons of fun!

    Yes, my joints always tell me not to run these days–I listen too :)

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  2. Lara (Thinspired)’s avatar

    What a fun day! My husband loves all the sailboat photos…his hobby is sailing!
    That gourmet store looks like foodie heaven!

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  3. Kailey’s avatar

    wow those boats look gorgeous!!
    good for you for listening to your joints :)

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  4. Allie (Live Laugh Eat)’s avatar

    I saw tall ships (not sure if they’re the same) in Charleston a couple of weeks ago. They said they were on their way to Boston, then Nova Scotia!! I kept calling them the Pirates of the Carribean ships. I’m so glad you found my blog. I can’t wait to starting following yours!

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