east, west, home’s best

Spent this past weekend in Seattle, a surprise trip I sprung on my boyfriend, which I had been planning along with his two roommates, so that we could attend PAX, a con for gamers and such. Great fun.
Seattle is a great city — the people are very friendly and we lucked out with the weather, which was gorgeous. The four of us, driving along, kept making jokes about how wide the roads were and how clean everything was. We even saw public water fountains (bubblers, for Boston natives)! When was the last time you saw one of those??
Still, as the plane came in over Boston and the harbor, I looked out the window and thought about how much I love the area. I love looking at Massachusetts from the air — it’s not in straight boxes like much of the country — it’s all jumbled together. Gives it more character, I think. All the lights twinkling below looked so pretty, and the full moon was shining on the harbor.
I was even happy to jump back into Logan traffic and get on the Pike. Those honking horns? Why, they were welcoming us back to Boston! They’re horns of love!
Okay, maybe not.

1 Comment so far

  1. Anderkoo (unregistered) on August 30th, 2004 @ 9:53 am

    As a transplant from New York, I feel a twinge whenever I fly in to either city. Probably my best arrival in Boston was flying parallel to the Red Line as a train was heading northbound from Dorcester. My best flight into New York we were circling to get a landing slot, and at one point we flew directly over Manhattan, and as we banked left I could look straight down an urban canyon to the street! (Couldn’t do that post-9/11, I imagine).



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