On Friday I'm up at my usual time, ready to do morning chores. Surprise, he has the day off and oh, by the way - we are leaving at 11:30 a.m. Ok - I'll be ready! We leave on time and head for Portland. I'm still completely in the dark but I'm rather enjoying someone else making the decisions and I just have to go along for the ride. We end up at the Amtrak station. I've never ridden on the train - I was sooooo excited! The train heads south from Portland - at 11:30 the announcement is "all aboard for Boston"...........we are going to BOSTON!!!!! By this time I'm giddy - just like a little girl. What are we going to do in Boston I ask? You'll find out all in good time, he replies :)
We had a lovely train trip to Boston - approximately 2 hours. We arrive at North Station and Steve hails a cab. "94 Charles St." he says...........if you've never been in a cab in Boston, it's an experience in itself! In about 5 minutes we arrive at our first destination - The Charles St. Inn.
The Charles St. Inn is one of Boston's Premier Victorian Bed and Breakfast. It offers 9 spacious and elegant rooms in a renovated 1860 Victorian townhouse, located in the heart of Boston's historic Beacon Hill. If this style interests you, please click on the link, you will not be disappointed. This Inn is absolutely gorgeous. From the time you open the front doors, you feel swept back in time.
We stayed in the Isabella Stewart Gardner room. This lovely bouquet is the first thing I saw as Steve opened the door to our room. The card, which he purchased, signed and mailed to the Inn prior to our arrival, was waiting by the flowers. They are just beautiful and smell wonderful! Yes - by this time I'm in tears :) Our room was something little girls dream of.
~Such a beautiful bed. Yes, it's as soft and comfortable as it looks :)We enjoyed the fireplace in the evenings and enjoyed it in the mornings as they served breakfast in our room along with the paper.This lovely alcove faced the main street. The beautiful yellow Lillie's smelled wonderful and the scent permeated the entire room.
This lovely painting was hanging in our room. We both chuckled as we looked at it, no matter where we go, we always find something that remind us of the farm :)
A lovely walk back to the Inn and coffee in our room in front of the fireplace completed our Friday adventure. I have to tell you I was in awe.....my Husband, the romantic, who knew?
Stay tuned for tomorrow's entry.....Saturday's big event!