After two blizzards, a hurricane, and an earth quake … all in the span of a single year. Not even … more like nine months. At any rate. Power-loss is imminent. And now that I am on the west coast, it seems even more plausible. When the lights go out people always think “Oh, crap. What’s in the fridge?” or they cry over their televisions, and dig for candles. But … does anyone really take the time to think about their security systems? I mean, what if you aren’t even at home? That’s a real dilemma. So I did a little digging, and sure enough, places like http://www.ultratechbatteries.com/UT1240 have it covered 🙂
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I fully plan to continue all of my great nomadic advenutres as soon as possible. And I have a feeling operating by electic car will be the way to go. I mean getting all the way to North Dakota on a battery would just be badass. Of course I will have to use a real electric car, not a Volt. And I will have to do it in style … so, sorry Leaf. I’m talking Tesla. Or Fisker. More so the one that doesn’t come in chrome. But I think I will also deck it out with some rad headlights from http://premierhidlights.com/ just to put the icing on the cake.
It should not be any surprise that Boston is a great place to visit. There’s a huge sports culture. People love being Bostonian. And they have all the great things any large city should need to offer. One thing really does set them apart: it feels well done. I mean, seriously.
It’s clean. New York is so preoccupied with getting people to throw away trash, they don’t even have recycle bins.
The metro is seamless and useful. Los Angeles is light years behind on metro usefulness, but … it’ll get there.
It’s chic. The brownstone brick feel works for the city. More so than hodgepodge cities like Berlin.
Great food. Goes without saying, but I should say, try Lemon Thai: http://www.yelp.com/biz/lemon-thai-somerville It’s a nice, not too busy spot, near Porter Square. You can take the subway or the train to that area. Only a few blocks from the quaint shopping district, and likely you’ll have a friend in the area.
I just had an overall enjoyable time in Boston. Everything seemed to go well. I was able to get where I wanted to go easily. And I could see that the train route would take to all the most popular destinations. The suburban area I was staying in felt upscale, even though I would consider it “affordable”. I use the quotes, because as a New Yorker, most everywhere else is less expensive by at least half. So when you do stumble upon the sixth great state of the union. Do yourself a favor, and stick
If New Brunswick isn’t high on your list of places to visit, maybe it should be. A likely spot on any New England/Canadian cruise, or perhaps a drivethru spot on your way to Nova Scotia, there’s something I will always stop for: Tea. Yes, tea. I may be biased, because I love tea in general, but Saint John, NB, is home to The Infusion Tea Company. Infusion introduced me to Irish Breakfast Green Tea. Yes, it is green and Irish breakfast all at the same time. Absolutely delicious! It’s loose-leaf as well, which just makes me feel extra posh. It’s also where I first came across the half-size french press. It makes tea consumption a little too fun. The staff is very friendly, they’ll even teach you that tea should be steeped between 4-7 minutes, and you should never hit your bag on the rim of the cup–that makes the tea more bitter.
Saint John is also home to some excellent eats, drinks, and people who are so friendly they stop you on the street to say hello. Enjoy!
Infusion Tea Room: 41 Charlotte Street, Saint John, New Brunswick