I thought this weekend would be one where I would need to take shelter from the adverse weather conditions, but thankfully, hurricane Joaquin is not a direct threat to the US. Sadly, it has hit parts of the Bahamas, and my thoughts are with those struggling to cope with the hurricane’s effects.
The weather at the beginning of the week was great – sun-filled days in the seventies. But as the week moved along the temperature dropped and the sun was replaced with cloud and rain.
Unfortunately, I had to travel to Boston as the weather turned. I took the Delta Shuttle from La Guardia to Logan, and oh my, that was a bumpy ride. The flight crew warned us that we would have to stay in our seats for the entire flight and asked that we use the bathroom before we take off rather than during the flight. The flight attendant, sped down the aisle and offered us bagels, but who could eat?! We took of, everything was good at first until we hit turbulence. I prayed a little and squeezed my eyes shut and didn’t open them again until we were safely on the ground.
I was so glad to be on the ground that I felt compelled to take a pic to celebrate and share. You will notice that its difficult
to determine where the sky ends and the ground starts. Our flight did a great job in landing our plane in Boston safely.
My flight wasn’t too bad compared to others I spoke with some who were on a flight where passengers started to scream once they hit turbulence. Another group were almost on ground until their landing was aborted. Their plane was caught in the jet stream of another plane which had already landed. This caused the wings of their plane to dip rapidly, first on the left, then on the right. Yikes!
After a less than ideal flight, you really need to stay in a great hotel to allow a less than perfect experience to fall away from your mind. Luckily I had a reservation at The Westin Copley Place Hotel in the Back Bay area. The Westin Copley Place Hotel is a really nice hotel with great staff, comfortable rooms and really good room service. I arrived early so I ordered breakfast in my room and enjoyed my view of Charles River.
The Back Bay area has some really nice restaurants. I dined at Lucca, an Italian restaurant. A beautiful space with great ambience. Sorry no pics!
My favorite meal though was at Post 390. I was at an event in a private room, and the food! I wish we had tasting plates, because I envied everyone meal.
The service was impeccable, we had one waiter who had to serve 10. Our food came at the same time, at perfect temperature, and looking divine. Oh, and my glass was never empty. I was drinking a cheeky little Chardonnay from the Russian River region. I love Russian River Chardonnay, so I was glad to see our cheerful waiter, bottle in hand hovering over my glass. You cannot find more attentive staff than those at Post 390. If I find myself in the Back Bay area of Boston again, I will be sure to make a stop at Post 390.
Diverse Dinners Does Boston and enjoys every minute.