B.A.A 5K Race Recap Part 2 (Around Town)

April 23, 2014

April 23, 2014

Missed Part 1?

More pictures than words, today’s post will cover my typical “Around Town” section (aka all things touristy + food) of my travels.

Around Town – The Marathon Spirit

Large sign on Boylston Street – home of the Boston Marathon finish line. 

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Amazingness! Boylston Street was blocked off and pedestrians were able to visit the finish line.  It was fun to watch the would be Boston Marathoners take photos on the finish line ahead of Monday’s race.

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The finish line area.

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Flowers adorned the city.

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A closer view.

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B.A.A. Boston Marathon seal on the sidewalk – kind of neat right?

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After the 5K we walked to the Hynes Convention Center to check out the Boston Marathon expo.

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It was the largest expo I’ve ever gone to! You went through security and if you were picking up your marathon bib you headed to the third floor, the expo was located on the second floor.  If you are familiar with expos at the DC Armory – multiply that times three.

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Neat “By the Numbahs” sign by Saucony. There were so many vendors there.  Unfortunately I missed the Kara Goucher signing at the Oiselle booth because of brunch.

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Boston cityscape banner that runners could sign.

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Around Town – Touristy Things

My sister and her roommate took me on a walking tour following the 5K.  Entrance to Boston Public Gardens (right outside Boston Commons. 

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Gorgeous park.  My sister said people ice skate on the pond during the winter months.

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I thought this sign was cool, we were walking towards the financial district.

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A bit difficult to read, site of the Boston Massacre.

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Another cute sign!

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Dog tag artwork outside the old North Church.  There was no sign descrbing the significance of this piece.

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Harbor views – tea party anyone?

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Around Town – The Food

New England Clam Chowder….naturally.

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Modern Pastry – home of the most delicious cannolis ever!  This is located in Little Italy, in the North End section of Boston.

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Others may argue that a place called Mikes has the best cannolis, but apparently the pastry filling is already piped in, whereas Modern is made to order. We waited maybe 20-30 minutes for the cannolis, I was a happy camper.

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Ricotta cheese (traditional filling), chocolate cream, and vanilla cream, yum!!

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My sister Donna just returned from Japan, so we went to dinner at Fugakyu – a Japanese restaurant.

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Shrimp tempura rolls.

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Udon noodles.

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Lychee mochi dessert – ahhhh glorious!

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What is your favorite part of traveling? The sights? The food?

Have you been to Boston? What did you do?

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