One thing we definitely don’t do enough of with the kids (or without the kids, for that matter) is spend time in Boston. We took a step toward rectifying that by celebrating Memorial Day in the city.
First, we hit Faneuil Hall Marketplace, where the annual street-performer festival was happening. (Think unicycles and juggling and a guy balancing himself on a ball while a girl balanced herself on his head. Fortunately, had anything gone wrong, they would have landed on the nice, soft cobblestones.)
I was excited to be in the city on such a positively gorgeous day, because I felt certain I could capture a few Photo of the Day-worthy shots.
With the promise of stellar photography in the air, I removed my trusty camera from its trusty case, and as I did so, it occurred to me that I had left the trusty battery in the trusty recharging unit, which was back at my trusty house, plugged into a trusty outlet in my trusty kitchen. Balls.
And here’s the part where I sing the praises of my company BlackBerry, which, despite knowing I’d break up with it in a second if given the chance to instead date an iPhone, still selflessly helped me locate the closest camera shop, where I purchased a spare battery from two proprietors who were kind enough to charge it up for me while the family and I wandered around the marketplace some more.
Once we had our fill of Faneuil Hall, we took a stroll along the waterfront as we headed for the North End, a.k.a. Little Italy. There, we chowed down at Regina Pizza, a.k.a. the greatest pizza joint of all time (and, no, I’m not exaggerating; it has been there since 1926, and has looked exactly the same inside and out my entire life … and never have I tasted anywhere else a pie that was even remotely as delicious as that found at Regina’s).
I am always excited to round the corner and see the neon sign—which, technically, says “Regina Pizza, Beer & Wine” … but what it really says is, “Welcome back … and let the salivating commence, for you are about to experience the flavor of the gods.”
(P.S.: For those of you who are interested in photography as a hobby, and are wondering if Photoshop is worth the investment, allow me to present to you the original version of the photo shown above … which, among other things, was taken in broad daylight and featured a completely bleached-out sky.)