The first beautiful weekend of the year! Weekends like this help me appreciate Boston. After a long and dreary winter, it’s wonderful to lay out in the sun and feel like you’re in someplace with bearable weather. Along the drive to Fort Independence, you pass through South Boston (Southie?). We stopped in at the Sidewalk Cafe which has, quite possibly, the BEST breakfast sandwiches I’ve ever had in my life. Highly recommended. Fort Independence itself is a big fort:
I can’t really say all that much about the history, but the star-shape offers nice stretches of grassy field that are blocked from the wind! That’s the essential element for not freezing in Boston.
We lazed around for a while and enjoyed our high-calorie breakfast sandwiches, the sun, and a few cases. While everyone talks about reading cases on car trips and in parks, as much as I’ve tried, I’ve never been able to do that very effectively. Regardless, it was a beautiful weekend:
Oh, and there was one crazy guy trying to swim. Seriously, the water must be 32.5 degrees F or something. Weird Northeasterners…