Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Back in Boston

It's almost like I never left. Well, sort of and sort of not. I've fallen very easily into going to the places I used to. I've already been all over downtown. Today, I think I will take it easy with the shops and go and see a movie or two (oh, I'm saying "movie" already instead of "film").

The weather is quite cold, though on par for this time of the year. I've been told that the weather was really quite warm until I arrived. So I guess I brought the cold with me from Nigeria?

It's a little bit wierd taking the T instead of driving. There are several places I wanted to go, but which I need to drive to. Boston prides itself on having the first public transport system in the US, but it's really not that extensive. Boston the city is fairly well-served by the T, but if you live in the surrounding cities e.g. Cambridge, Sommerville, Malden, Newton, Watertown, etc you have to use the buses more. It's alright I suppose, though it's a killer waiting for the bus in the cold. Five minutes easily feels like fifteen. And that's when the bus comes when it's supposed to. okay, let's not go there. Happy thoughts only!

I have no idea what is showing in the cinemas here, so I'll check online and pick something to watch.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I'm looking forward to spending the day with friends. The airports will be crazy as people travel for the Thanksgiving holidays. As usual, there's the threat of a storm. My friend said that it's snowed every Thanksgiving that she can remember. I really have no recollection of this. Maybe I kept only the happy memories when I left.

5 comments:

songreach said...

welcome back to the US! is this a concord btw you and adefunke or what? are u just visiting?

Happy Thanksgiving! and welcome to the Nor'eastern storm, it's been raining since yesterday morning nonstop here in NC...hence it must snowing at yr end.

cheers and keep warm...

Anonymous said...

Welcome back to the bean! And happy thanksgiving.... And yes, you brought the cold! i had been wearing flip flops till last nite! Lol. And it always snows on thanksgiving.... Hope you enjoy your stay :-)

Pilgrimage to Self said...

Enjoy your holiday!

uknaija said...

Enjoy your trip...I too hate waiting for buses in the cold....and yes, memory can be so selectively deceptive...

Ore said...

Hi Songreach, I'm just visiting.

Thanks, everyone! I had a lazy Thanksgiving Day.