Final Day

Category: Boston + Pax East 2015 Published: Monday, 16 March 2015 Written by Evilmatt

We cleaned up our stuff and packed our bags. We'd done most already just a few bits were left we bunged anything we'd not washed in the dishwasher set it going cleaned the surfaces and emptied the bins. Once ready we headed out dropping off the keys at the place next door. We also left out bags so we didn't have to carry them about. The weather was not very nice it was chucking it down though it had warmed up a bit.


We headed over to the corner tavern for brunch. I had BBQ pulled pork sandwich with pastas salad which was excellent. Byrnie decided eggs Benedict with a side order of bacon and Jen had a meatload sandwich. The food was really good and in reasonable quantities. The side of bacon turned out to be a plate with a pile of crispy fried bacon on it which was quite a lot more than had been expected and we all had to help to eat it up. We drank coffee and chatted as we ate.


After that we wandered out onto the bridge looking over the Charles river it was still mostly frozen the rest of Boston was thawing slowly the huge piles of snow melting away though still present. It was a grey wet day with low cloud and the view of Bostons skyline was obscured. 

We walked back into town and to the prudential center mall. First we visited a book shop and perused the titles we stumbled across a niche section of mystery books that were also cook books. At first I thought this was just one authors gimmick but there were several others doing the same thing. I perused the scifi fantasy section and then we decided to have a sit down.


We found a spot nearby and rested a bit Jen and Byrnie drank an energy drink we had gotten on the trip to Salem. After that we headed to the Microsoft store as Jen wanted to look at the phones they had some nice toys there which we looked at the new dell xps 13 with the tiny bevel so it's more like a 11” laptop.


It was then about time to be heading out so we went back for the bags and then rode the T to the airport. On the way we managed to use the wrong lift for the silver line connection and had to go up and down repeatedly to correct the mistake.


We got to the airport and Byrine and Jen checked in I was flying from another terminal so we then had to walk over there and I checked in got rid of my case etc.


Feeling a bit peckish we wandered over to the food court and grabbed some smoothies this further inflamed our appetites as we then had burritos. I had a chicken tikka masala burrito that was quite good.


It was then time for us to go our separate ways and get through security we said farewell and I headed to my gate. My flight was delayed by about 45 minutes and moved to another gate. 


I waited for a while for the plane to be ready and boarded. It was a fairly good flight as they go I got some sleep and read for the rest. We landed around 12:15am and then it was just a matter of waiting for the luggage to come through.


I had booked a shared ride van home so I headed to the stop. They'd changed over to some automated thing where usually they had a guy who sorted out which of the vans you went on. This initially put me on a van going the wrong way. The driver for that van sorted things out and then it was a short wait till the proper van turned up. One of the passengers had some obscure destination that required them to work out what they were doing so we sat in the van for maybe another 10 minutes while they sorted things out with their dispatch. 


Eventually we got on our way and I was second on the dropping off and I got home around 1:30am


It's been a great holiday I had a really good time at PAX East and then wandering around Boston and Salem with Byrnie and Jen. I've got a day to recover then on monday (my birthday) I'm back to work. Perhaps we'll do this again some time.

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