Houghton. As of recent I have gotten to know the small town of Houghton, MI very well. It's (one of) the farthest north places you can go in Michigan. Home to one of the top schools in the US - Michigan Tech. And, has some of the most beautiful scenery I have seen...next to Alaska, Utah, and parts of Canada.
Boston. Oh, how I deeply have fallen in love with Boston. Boston, MA is my new favorite city in the USofA. Seriously, how did I not get there sooner. I was given the trip to Boston a week in advance. However, after seeing that I would have a very long overnight in this city I knew that it would be taken back by the flight attendant who dropped the trip in the first place. After arriving to work and meeting my crew I told them that I probably would not get to enjoy the last overnight in Boston. Much to my surprise the flight attendant I was working with said, "it's all yours. I know the flight attendant who dropped this trip and she is stuck in the Phillipians, so you'll get to see Boston" I was shocked, and excited. I was getting to go to Boston!
We arrived late that night, so off to bed I went. I had planned to get up early and hit the train first thing in the morning, so I could get into the city and see what I could with my limited amount of time. Our hotel is a quick five minutes from the nearest train station. Luckily the hotel was kind enough to drop and pick us up at the train station. I was dropped off and hopped on the train to head downtown. I was amazed at how quickly I figured out the train system. (I feel like such a pro since moving to Chicago and learning the public transportation here.) Within a few stops I was in the heart of downtown Boston. I came up from the underground stop and looked around being whisked back to the 1800's (or 1700's) by the look of all the old buildings, and cobblestone roads/sidewalks. Seriously, cobblestone was everywhere. Seriously, I was in love from the moment I saw the cobblestone. I also realized that my walking would need to be careful - seeing as I am sort of a klutz, this could be problematic. However, I am happy to report I did not trip once during my strolling through Boston.
|A wonderful crew to go to Boston with: Jarroyd, Daniel, me and Adrian.|
Time was ticking away and it would soon be time for me to return to the hotel and go back to that thing people call work. With my limited time I tried to see some major highlights of downtown Boston. I saw the sight of the Boston Massacre, saw Paul Reveres home (from the outside), and stopped at the famous Mikes Pastry (where I was glad I actually had cash on me since that's all they take). With the amount of time I had in Boston I think I did pretty well on seeing what I did. I couldn't have asked for such nice weather, and the size of Boston did not even intimidate me. I guess after living in the big city of Chicago I feel like any other city I go visit is just like a little town. There is much more I would love to see of the beautiful city of Boston again, but for now, this visit was just perfect. Look out Boston, I will be back!
Houston, takes me back to last January as I was there for one of the many flight attendant interviews I was attending. I hadn't been back since. Now after finishing flight attendant training and met so many new people who quickly became my close friends I actually have people I know who live in Houston. I was so excited for my 24 hours in this concrete city. Immediately upon arriving I called up my two favorite people and we set out for dinner at a famous Tex-Mex restaurant. Now if you know anything about Houston, it's intertwined by lots of freeway. It's not my favorite city, but I didn't really care. I was there to see friends and have me some good American Mexican food. We sought out only the best in Houston, and I was not disappointed. In fact, I can't get those chips and salsa out of my head. They were the best I have had in a long time. Mmmmmmhhhhhmmmmm! I also found a new favorite restaurant in the Houston airport called Bullritos. Another Tex-Mex. Every time I have a layover in Houston I get all excited. I don't eat a lot of airport food, but if i'm in Houston, oh I'll be eating this airport food. It's cheap, good, and makes for more than one meal. SWEET! I still feel like I haven't seen much of Houston, but it's not really the most accessible city. You have to have a car to really get around. And, last time I was there I saw the temple, so what else is there to really see. ;)
|Enrique, white girl, and Miss Angela. (Holding their drinks.)|
|Jennifer and I. One of my new favorite flight attendants I had the pleasure to work with.|