I started working flex hours, a temporary schedule for a few weeks during the summer which allows me to work longer days Monday through Thursday and take Fridays off. Prior to starting this schedule, I had made a doctor's appointment in Boston (my 6th month dermatologist appointment - thank you Bain de Soleil lady for encouraging me to damage my skin, you bitch). So I got up at 4:15 AM and drove the 70 miles to Boston to my appointment and to visit my friends at my old job at City Hall.
The highlight of the day was lunch at Regina Pizzeria in the North End of Boston, which has been around since 1926. We order 4 pizzas and I almost cried when I bit into the ricotta and spinach pie. So, so good.
I spent several hours with my old co-workers. I really miss working with these folks. They are such great people. And if it wasn't for the residency rule regarding employment with the City of Boston, I would happily do the commute. Western Mass is my home, but Boston will always hold a special place in my heart. I lived there 19 years before moving back to the part of the state in which I grew up. And although I don't think I would want to move back there anytime soon, it is a really fun place to visit.
Tables in front of the Hard Rock Cafe
Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Government Center
HayMarket open-air fruit and vegetable produce market
The Custom House Tower
Pizzeria Regina in North End