So, last night we headed out into the city for what is probably the last time for a good while. We bought tickets to see the Boston Pops play, which is always a nice treat. The guest was Matthew Morrison (aka Mr. Shue from Glee) who was promoting a new album of classic rat-pack and broadway type tunes.
Before we hopped the train, we walked down to the centre and tried a little thai place that we walk past all the time. A tiny little place with about 5 tables, mismatched dated decor, and faded vinyl tablecloths. But, it has a great reputation and it seemed like a perfect date night spot as we'd never fit in there with the whole clan. We ordered our pad thai and just chatted. Food was really yummy and hit the spot.
After dinner, we hopped the train into the city and walked down Mass ave to the symphony. We bought cheap seats - which is fine - music still sounds nice from the rafters. :) The Pops played several familiar pieces, we listened to some high school kids who were contest winners perform various songs and then watched Morrison do his song and dance bit for everyone before the Pops closed out with stars and stripes like they always do. Morrison left after performing "singing in the rain" which was appropriate as it was indeed raining when we got out.
We made our way back to the train in the rain. When we got back to our stop it was coming down pretty hard, so we ducked into a little irish pub and tried to wait it out for a bit. Then we decided to wait it out in another little bar down the street where Kyle got another beer and the bartender gave me free chocolate milk. The rain didn't really let up, so we just walked home in it. We got home around midnight - wet and tired but happy for the nice evening out.
Maybe we'll do it again before next year. :)
at the pops
faceless phone pic of morrison
chocolate milk & beer...mmm?