Saturday, August 18, 2012
We woke up to rain. A gloomy morning, for sure. We decided to go out to breakfast, opting for a little place called The Paramount near Boston Common.
Established in 1937, it has a very different feel to it than most restaurants. You wait in line to place your order and get your food, and THEN you are seated at a table by the host. It's small, and there was already a long line when we arrived at 8:05 a.m. (they opened at 8:00). Somehow, we got our food and sure enough, we were seated right away. They swear their system works, and for us, it did.
They had several different kinds of pancakes. I had apple cinnamon, and we got Nora a banana pancake. After Nora slowed up on her eating, we packed up the rest of her pancake for the road. Which she dutifully ate on the walk back to the hotel, ha!
We dried off back in the hotel room, got ready for the day, and decided to hit up the Samuel Adams Brewery tour.
At 10:40 a.m.
And no, we weren't the only ones with a kid here, either. But judge if you must. :)
Instead, we strapped her in the stroller, reclined the seat again, and set out on foot toward Copley Square. Sure enough, she was asleep within minutes. The weather was still overcast, but it wasn't raining, so we enjoyed the walk while she slept.
Here are some of the sights we saw along the way...
Then we walked to a restaurant recommended by my mom, called Picco's. It was in a really cute area of town not too far from our hotel (but still a nice walk, and in the opposite direction of everything we had visited thus far). Michael had fish tacos and I had a wood-fired pizza. Both of our meals were delicious, I would highly recommend this place!
By the time we were done, it was time to call it another early night. We'll have the morning to explore a bit more--hopefully more of the Freedom Trail--before flying home in the afternoon.