Jul 28, 2010

Days 22, 23, 24 and 25

Day 22, Do you like seafood? ;)

Waking up, breakfast and then outside. We took a bus and a subway near to Quincy Market, saw the Old State House and walked around Quincy. Mom was looking for a t-shirt but unfortunately didn’t find any. I bought some souvenirs and postcards ;)

We walked to the harbor and found a nice-looking restaurant, Tia’s. We went in and ordered seafood; dad and Aleksi got lobsters, I took a salmon Caesar salad, mom got lobster roll and Aku ate swordfish tacos. After eating Aku said: “Well, we aren’t really seafood people.” ;P I thought the salad was excellent but I think the lobsters weren’t as good as they say they are…

Anyway, we walked around the harbor and got ice creams for dessert. Aleksi was a bit disappointed because he couldn’t see the fish at the Aquarium :( We walked all the way to Boston Common and I bought a sweatshirt I had been looking for for a while already. Then we walked to Prudential, took an elevator to the 50th floor and saw just amazing views of Boston. You’ll see the pictures ;)

We bought cheesecakes from the Cheesecake Factory and then got back to the hotel. Mom and dad went to buy some food from the grocery store and after they got back we ate chicken and the delicious cheesecakes. We watched tv before going to sleep :)

Day 23, Picnic in the park

After normal morning stuff we left to the park. We played ball and frisbee and just sat there under shade under a big maple tree. I think it was maple, but I didn’t pay that much attention ;D It was pretty hot but we, me, Aku, Aleksi and mom, found a big area filled with water. It was just full of small kids since its deepest part was probably like 50 cm ;) We walked around in the water and watched the kids play their own games.

We got back to where dad was and played card for a while until Aleksi got hungry. He wanted to go to eat at Burger King but we couldn’t find one so we just went to grab sandwiches from City Place. We walked back to Boston Common and sat near a pond. We ate the sandwiches as we listened to a guy playing guitar just next to us. It was very nice and comfortable.

Aku, mom and dad played cards as Aleksi and I played ball. A couple times I threw the ball too far and it went to the pond. Luckily the wind was so strong that it led the ball back to us :D A group of guys walked behind us and as they saw Aku, mom and dad playing card one of them said: “Hey, no betting!” We had a little laugh ;D

Later in the evening we drove to a place with restaurants. We were planning to go eat at Olive Garden but they were so busy we would’ve had to wait for an hour before getting in… Instead we ate at Applebee’s. The food was alright and very filling so we certainly didn’t need desserts ;P We went back to the hotel and not much later went to sleep :)

Day 24, Boston – Newark

Again, after normal morning stuff we packed our bags and got in the car. Yay, the last day of driving! ;) We drove for a couple of hours until Aleksi started wining about how he’s not feeling good and he’s hungry. Mom saw a sign saying “Public Beach 1 mile” and we drove there. We changed on our swimming suits and packed some bread, sodas and cheese with us on a backpack.

We went to the beach, ate our food and went swimming in the Atlantic Ocean ;) The water was a lot colder than on Erie Lake, and the waves weren’t as big but we still had a nice time! After enjoying the sun we went to have ice creams and then continued our drive.

A couple of hours later I woke up to mom’s voice saying (very loud) “That there is New York!” And yep, there it was, I could recognize the Empire State Building ;D We continued driving to Newark to our motel. We arrived and went swimming and tanning ourselves. Then we took showers and went out for a dinner.

We drove for a while until we found Burger King, we ate Whoppers and then we went to do some laundry. Later we came back to our motel and now we’re playing Merkki which is a card game. Tomorrow we’ll go shopping at an outlet mall! Woohoo :D

Day 25, Shirts, tops, t-shirts, bags, shoes, dresses, shorts…

Today we woke up around 9, ate breakfast and drove a few miles to an outlet center called Jersey Gardens. The place was just huge; two floors and hundreds of stores! Tommy Hilfiger, Claire’s, Papaya, Forever 21, Converse, Reebok, Adidas, Nike, Guess, Lids and sooo many more I’m not mentioning…

We bought lots of things: Aleksi got two hoodies, college pants and 2 t-shirts, Aku got socks, 5 shirts, 2 belts and shorts, I got three pairs of shoes, a pyjama, 3 tops and a bag (I also bought a souvenir for Wilma ;) Hope you like it!), dad bought 2 shirts and shorts and mom got 6 shirts, shorts, a bag and she also bought some things for her sister and friends at work ;)

When we got home (the boys had left already a couple of hours earlier than me and mom) we went to clear the car from all our stuff. We got back to our room and started packing all the stuff we won’t need during these last days into a HUGE suitcase that dad had bought earlier from the mall. We filled it with souvenirs, shoes, hoodies, books… Since the next time we’ll open it will be at Finland it’s a closed case now ;)

We went to check the exercise/gym room and after a while went to eat. Now we’re about to go to sleep! Good nighty! :)

(Sorry no pictures for today ‘cause I didn’t take any :D)


  1. You don't know well how identified I feel with the part in which you speak about your last packing here at the US. I'm packing tonight. Tomorrow it's going to be a really intense last day here, and we won't have much time to do our packing while Kitsch partying late in the night, just before the departure day.

    I would go on telling you how sad that moment's gonna be, but I believe I recall doing that a few hours ago in an E-Mail I sent to you. ;D

    Enjoy your last few days here. New York City as a whole is one of the major landmarks that mankind has left over the face of Earth. It's one of those places really worth seeing (and I'm like really jealous right now of you for getting the chance to go there! ;D). Once again, enjoy your last few days here for being the last ones doesn't make them any worse or any bit less exciting than any other of the days you've spent here. I can already see that you're having plenty of fun while we're as busy as usual. These last days are being really really stressing so far. By the time I get back home I'm seriously going to need a two days sleep (I just wrote a "two hours sleep", I think that by itself says it all :D ).

    Oh, and one last thing, glad to see you had a good time at the beach too. I can say the same thing about my recent visit with my host family to the coast of South Carolina, but unfortunately and for some reason, after like five minutes in the water my eyes started itching like hell.

    Anyway, I'm really glad to see you're having some loads of fun before departure. I am too, and I really don't feel like leaving, but boy I could use some more hours of sleep.

    I have to say goodbye now.

    Talk to you soon! ;)

  2. HOOHOO! no siis ensinnäkin, mä pääsin sun blogiin-JEIJ! =DD <3 ja sit mun lempilause: Tomorrow we’ll go shopping at an outlet mall! Woohoo :D- jhoo, woohoo tosiaan! ja sit toi vika kappale on mun lemppari kans :D ää, ihan ikävä! koska tuutte :( :) hii jeij! koht me nähään!! until then- have fun! ;) <3

  3. thanks for commenting, you both :)

    javi, i already sent you an e-mail more updated than what this blog is so read it and you'll be updated :D

    wilma, heheh :D juu pidetään hauskaa ja nähäääään kohta! <3