Instead, I opted to just take the T over to the Common to see the ice sculptures, listen to the bands and to watch the 7pm fireworks. Sadly, it appeared that due to the weather, most of the artists didn't show up. This is the only ice sculpture I saw-last year there were easily 3 or 4 more in this location alone. Pretty disappointing!
Knowing that I wouldn't have enough to keep me busy until fireworks, I decided to walk over to Faneuil Hall to see if anything was going on there. There wasn't, but the pictures came out pretty...This was the case all over-city works trying feverishly to clean up the sidewalks so we would not fall.Even still, I had too much time. Being that I was so close to the North End, I decided to take a walk over to Mike's Pastry for my favorite Rainbow Cookies in the entire world. (Considering for some reason, we don't get them at Christmas anymore!)
The line is always super long at Mike's so I figured it would take up a bit of time. I was so surprised to find that there was only 1 other person in line! I walked right up, ordered and was done within 5 minutes-a record! None of the restaurants were busy either. In fact, most were empty though the staff looked as though they were getting ready, so hopefully they had reservations. It would be sad if the economy was so bad that the North End didn't get business on NYE.
Walking back, I passed the Gelateria where they have an outdoor case. I thought it was neat to see the cold gelato in a snow covered case, so I took a photo of it...
After walking around a bit more (and officially breaking into my box of pastries as I walked) I decided to skip the fireworks and just go home. It was WAY too cold and much too disappointing to wait. So I hopped back on the T and came home to hot tea, pizza and a glass of wine and thawed out nicely...
And bonus, I could see the fireworks I skipped from my window! It was really snowy and foggy out, so it's not the best picture, but you get the point!
Overall, a nice night for an unemployed girl! I hope you all enjoyed your night and that 2009 brings you nothing but good healthy and happiness.
Lots of love,