Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boston. Day 1

Having gone to bed at about 4.30am Kat and I didn't get up till about 11, I wish our bodies/ brains would hurry up and adjust, I'm sick of wanting to be awake from midday till 5am, it's 5.12 as I write this..

We spent most of day 1, wandering through the streets of Boston, we didn't really have a plan except to procure a sim card for ourselves. We googled the address of the phone shop and started walking. In the US there is AT&T and T-Mobile, telstra and Optus if you like, so we first found AT&T, their prepaid plan was super expensive and then you had to add SMS, data and phone calls, were not sure what the $50 credit actually went to if you had to add on all the functions.. Anyway we went searching for a t-mobile instead, we found a Radio Shack, and thought we would try there, the sales guy was really. helpful and so honest, "they are both shit, get tmobile, and get an international calling card" why thank you radio shack man...

When we landed in Boston and left the airport it was raining pretty hard but it was such a lovely day today, probably got to maybe 28• with a pleasant breeze which was nice. We ended up abandoning our search for tmobile in favor of some food, we ended up with Japanese, we all got bento boxes and they were pretty damn good! back to the search for the phone shop, we walked for another 45 mins or so up and down different streets, anyway we found it eventually and got ourselves sim cards.

It was good to again feel connected to the world. We had a bit of a look around the shops, didn't end up buying anything, then returned to the hotel, where Kat and I ended up in the sports bar watching baseball and having a drink. Kat got a stella, it was 23oz which works out to be nearly a litre, I got a 'litre a cola' then a cocktail, called a jolly roger. Let's be honest I ordered it because I liked the name, it was so freaking sweet but that aside not too bad, it had apple schnapps, Bacardi, lime and cranberry juice.

We sat here for quite a while trying to work out the next few days, with not all that much success, and retired for dinner about 9.30.
We went to the 'cheesecake factory' for dinner, it's ok they do more than just cheesecake, I had caramel chicken which was really nice, and in true American style, enough food for 3 people at least. Kat willingly made the mistake of ordeing something that had huge in the name. She got a burrito as long as her arm. We all took home doggie bags. We didn't finish dinner till nearly midnight or so.

Since dinner we have again been looking at options for getting to canada, we planned on getting the train, but it will be about $400each return, though flying would have cost us $1700, that is nearly the cost of our flight to the US from aus! Hiring a car is our other option, I have an international licence but the idea of actually driving scares the shit out of me. And I'm assuming petrol will cost us a fortune. To be determined at a later date.

It's now 5.39am, I'm wide awake and getting hungry, which is crazy considering the amount f food I had for dinner though it is about dinner time in aus... Stupid body.

Tomorrow we are going to go to the Salem which museum, should be interesting, also do some shopping and just chill.
Going to try to sleep now...

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