More school vacation fun! Went to Providence to visit a sister (I have three) and hang out with the nieces and nephews. We’re all about the food in our family and had to stop by favorite Venda Ravioli on Atwells Ave (www.vendaravioli.com) to pick up lunch -chicken cutlets, pasta salads and some dinner staples. Couldn’t make Seven Stars Bakery (http://www.sevenstars.com ) this trip but it is a favorite stop and I was loath to miss it – the chocolate almond croissant is perfection.
Just went into Boston and visited Old State House (http://www.bostonhistory.org/)
Who knew there was a kicking museum inside? I must have passed that building hundreds of times and never even thought about it. My oldest child is studying the American Revolution and it was great to visit and make connections with the Social Studies curriculum.
We also went (on a different day) to the North End. We went with family friends and visited The Old North Church (http://www.oldnorth.org) and the Paul Revere House (http://www.paulreverehouse.org) both very worthwhile and well-run. The guide in the Old North Church gave an informal talk while we sat in boxed pews that are still in use today. The Paul Revere House had a lovely tour as well. Just right.
We also had a nice lunch and visited a wonderful market that has the most amazing balsamic vinegar on the planet (really!) http://www.salumeriaitaliana.com/. They also have great cheeses and gorgeous pesto.
We also stopped by two favorite bakeries on Hanover Street: Mike’s Pastry http://www.mikespastry.com/ and Modern Pastry http://www.modernpastry.com. Biscotti, cannoli and cookies…Yum.
I am making plans for another visit soon – no historic sites – just food foraging and sweet clothing shops that I had to bypass this trip.
I am writing this as we get the snow that we were supposed to have last week. It’s school vacation week and feeling like cabin fever set in three days ago. Plans to meet up with cousins and friends from neighboring town but a little sick of the snow and cold. should be embracing the weather but shoveled twice today and am tired of drying off the dog when she comes in with snow stuck to her paws.