Saturday Street Style: Memorial Day Weekend
When: May 24, 2014
Where: Boston, MA
I am a runner, not a fast runner but a runner none the less. I do enjoy it as a way to stay in shape and I like participating in running events around Boston. One of my favorite Boston organized runs is the Run to Remember which takes place during Memorial Day weekend. There are two runs, a five-mile and a half marathon. I’ve run the five-mile race a few times and the half several times. My NJ family members come into town to run and my brother also visits from Texas. Not all family members participate in the run but we all participate in fun family events.
This past year on Saturday some of the group started the fun events with a lunch at Salty Dog located by Quincy Market. I like this seafood spot, it is casual and serves up some delicious seafood dishes. There are tables outside and inside (the inside tables are downstairs in the Quincy Market building.) I had a Bloody Mary, some mussels, and a blackened fish sandwich with fries.
After lunch we walked around the area with my brother and his friend who had never been to Boston. I like walking around with visiting friends and family because I can become a tourist for the day (or weekend). Speaking of tourist attractions we went inside the Faneuil hall building. If you have never been to Boston, there is an area commonly referred to as Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market filled with shops, restaurants, a food market and this historic building. The actual hall is a spot with many famous historical people (presidents, etc) spoke to large crowds and gathered to plot some historical events. We listened to a park ranger talk about these famous people and events.
Once the rest of the crowd arrived, we went out for carb loading at a local Italian restaurant, Riccardo’s. I had a nice pasta dish and a few glasses of red wine.
Sunday’s run went well. We had nice weather and I was happy with my pace.
After the runners showered, we went out to brunch at Granary Tavern. That evening we had a nice dinner in after enjoying cocktails on the roof deck while listening to music from the Boston Calling concert.
On Monday we took the T ferry from the aquarium to Charlestown and toured the Constitution Museum. Our last event of the weekend was brunch at Pier 6.