This has been an awful trip. My mother is very critically ill. I came for a week, but she was sedated the whole time. We really don't know the outcome at this time. My sister won't have power until next year and they keep getting snowed in where they live. My mother's house doesn't have any power either and I didn't feel like staying in a house that's 36 degrees. Plus, I didn't want to get snowed in, so spent 1/2 the week couped up in a hotel in Worcester. Today is the first day in a week it did not snow. But it's about 0 degrees.
View from the hospital.
It took me 5 hours to get to Boston (should take 30 minutes by car). The very long train ride view. Just waiting for a cab took an hour.
Finally Christmas lights! When there's no power there's no Christmas lights!
Now for the extremely slushy walk to the North End. Home sweet away from home.
Time to find some dinner. The walk was rather interesting.
What used to be inexpensive restaurants is now trendy spendy restaurants. The first one, I was the only one in the restaurant. Ok, I've spend a week by myself in the hospital. I need people around me! So I asked the snow plow driver where the action was. He told me Nico's up the street. Well, I walked in and it was packed. But it was a little girl's birthday party and I was the only non birthday party guest. And the birthday girl got a new dog for xmas. Ok, you know I'm lonely when I start talking to a dog and actually enjoy it!!! The only friendly guest was the dog and he had a look of "get me out of here" on his face.
Ok, time to find some friendly people. This looks open. The bar tender was friendly and apparently thought I needed a free drink when I told her why I was here. (Don't worry honey, she was a female!!) Although I did get hit on in the lounge in the other hotel by a couple of guys shipped here from Atlanta by FEMA to clear the downed trees. Hey, at 47, and they were much younger than me, I'll just take that as a compliment!
Ok, time to go to bed. I was bored, so I just snapped a few pictures. I was also the only clown walking around on the streets the entire night. I just had to dodge the snow plow drivers along the way home.
I'm not looking forward to today. Jumping in my soppy wet boots to schlep to the airport and try and get home is the day ahead of me. I'll be very surprised if I get home today. I have a flight to Seattle, then Portland and am supposed to land at midnight. Hmmmmm.......Well, at least the sun is out and I have not seen that since I arrived!