[tweetmeme source=”elizabethev” only_single=false]When I walk around my parents’ garden, I can’t help but think that, despite wanting to living in Southie forever and ever, there are advantages to being in the suburbs.
- You can walk around barefoot without needing a precautionary tetanus shot
- There are few people to bump into and nary a MTBA driver to mow you down as you cross the street
- It’s quiet, the air is fresh, and parking is a plenty
Don’t worry, I haven’t gone soft. In fact, I just gave some serious attitude to a kid selling lemonade on Broadway. Just kidding. I would never do that. I did complement her on the Disney princess table she was using to hawk her drinks, though. It was really cute. And I appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit.
I love the city and scenes such as that. I like the noise, the grit, the business. The go-go-go. Visiting my mom and dad, though, has me missing lawns. And tomatoes. And kitchens larger than a shoe.
Thankfully, there are plenty of places within the city where I can to catch my breath. Many of them are right here in South Boston: Moakley Field, Castle Island, our roof (technically, not open to the public… but ours is not the only roof, surely), the Harborwalk, the parks along Carson Beach and the waterfront, Dorchester Heights, the end of Drydock.
I haven’t attempted to plant anything along the way, but hey. That could be interesting.
Also On Tap for Today:
- Looking forward to a short week in the office and a long weekend at the Cape
- Late, late summer
- Need a mental vacation? Boston’s best beach photos
Where do you go to catch your breath?