Friday, July 10, 2015

Castle Island

Hello everyone!

For a date one windy weekend, David and I went to the Castle Island for a stroll!

It used to be an actual island, but it has been attached to the mainland since the 1930's for easy access for folks like us!  =) 

It has a wonderful little beach, and apparently it's one of the most popular beaches in Boston!  When we visited, it was still a bit chilly, so no one was in the water, but I'm excited to revisit later in the summer for a refreshing swim!

For now though, we had to be content with a stroll and people watching  =)

The island is home to Fort Independence, a 5 point stone fort which was built in the 1800s.  
When we were there, it was under construction, so we couldn't go inside, but we did get to peep through the doorway and see airplanes flying just out of the reach of the cannons!

So-sad-we-didn't-get-to-go-inside photo

After having burned off So. Many. Calories from the park, we went in search of noms to replenish some of those calories  =)

We had never tried Boston Cream Pie, so we figured that should be remedied.  At first, we wanted to go to the home of the original Boston Cream Pie, but things didn't line up, so we had to put that idea on hold.  Next time...  

Though the original place didn't come through, the Flour bakery came to the rescue, and we did get to at least try our very first Boston Cream Pie!! 

And my goodness, where has this been all my life?!  The most creamy, decadent, melt-in-your-mouth, and perfectly sweet piece of cake we've ever tasted!  Usually, I'm not a fan of cake because they are usually too sweet, but this one hit the perfect sweetness level.  

Ok, Boston cream pie.  We are definitely a fan!
David now wants to try our hands in making it ourselves... but for now, I'm content just eating my way through all of the delicious layers of the Flour bakery's version!  haha  

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

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