{I’ve Never Been to Boston In the Fall}

I’ve never been to Boston in the Fall, and I think I’d like to take a birthday trip there this year.

I mean, why not? I have no job; I have no classes to attend. I have no children to fuss over. I’m turning 22 years old, I have already set a goal to see all fifty states, and I’ve been given a free airline ticket to anywhere within the continental United States. If I fly into Boston and drive through all of New England, I could cross six states off my list for the price of one! What a deal.

The original intent of my airline ticket gift was to come visit my family in Arizona, but I’ll be down in October for a wedding and again in December for Christmas, making a total of five trips down in one year. Plus I’ll see all my family in July (Utah family reunion) and my big sister is bringing That Baby up for a visit in August.

So why shouldn’t I swing over to Boston in September?

My only problem is that nobody will go with me. [Actually, I don’t view this as a problem so much as a minor setback. I mean, I toured Paris for a week all by myself and could not have had a better time.] I’m not afraid of traveling alone–it’s just that…well…I won’t be able to rent a car once I get there. Because I’m too young.

Also, I would love to meet up with some blogging friends while there, but it seems that my already-sparse readership is especially scant east of Albany, New York [and by “scant” I mean nonexistent].

Short of begging the vast internet world for a travel buddy over the age of 25 (and who wants to tour New England with a stranger? I’d rather be alone [no offense, Internet]), there’s really nothing I can do about it. Poor Kyle won’t come with me because he doesn’t care to, and nobody else I know has the means (either financially, physically, time-wise or child-wise) to come along.

On top of all this, I really don’t know how to squeeze all of New England into five or six days by car. In fact, I don’t even know if it can be done. Aside from landing in Boston, I haven’t a clue as to where I should start.

But now I’ve confessed I’m going, there’s no way I can back out of it. So there it is. I’m going to Boston in the Fall.

And I can’t stop singing Veggie Tales because of it:

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I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at facebook.com/archivesofourlives, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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15 Responses to {I’ve Never Been to Boston In the Fall}

  1. Alice says:

    Honestly, some of those Veggie Tales songs are the funniest things I’ve ever heard. I love ‘Song of the Cebu’ and the Cheeseburger song.

    Have fun traveling!

  2. Raygon says:

    you have some time…you should try and convince kyle to go. it would make for some fun memories.

  3. angela hardison says:

    Camille – I might be able to help you with a blog design, to some extent. Do you know what you need? Are you looking for a header and color changes? Or do you want the whole layout changed? Email me – angelahardison@gmail.com

    ps. You’re the funniest person ever.

  4. Loralee Choate says:

    Great, now thanks to Angela, we are going to have to arm wrestle for title of “Funniest Person Ever”.
    (Don’t worry, you would win. I’m freakishly weak.)

    I say go for it and go alone. They have to have public transport in Boston. I think you’d love it.

    Did I email you my address? I can’t remember, dang it.

  5. angela hardison says:


    Boston is my favorite place in the world. Granted, I haven’t been outside of the US very much… but still, I love Boston. My life’s work is currently convincing Clint to let us move there someday.

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Okay, your family is afraid of you meeting some nice blogging buddies in a public restaurant, but not of you going alone on a trip thousands of miles away in a completely foreign area? You could be killed by a crazy person, kidnapped, have an accident, any number of things. Kyle, are you crazy, don’t let you wife go alone.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Just a question? Does Kyle have a job??

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  10. Anonymous says:

    dear planet
    please show us how to leave well enough alone

  11. Anonymous says:

    What’s up with the previous comment?

  12. Holly Janeen says:

    YES YES YES. boston is the best place on earth. but prepare yourself… you wont want to go home.

  13. Anonymous says:

    previous comment is up with

    , i see latent hostility.

    does kyle have a job?

    and the typical,
    funniest thing i’ve ever saw.

    two comments of many backhanded.

    the total caps makes no sense, 10.

  14. Anonymous says:

    I will never understand the anonymous person who writes so unusually. I am always scratching my head trying to figure out what in the heck they mean.

  15. Anonymous says:

    That’s because you’re none too bright.
    Stop scratching, the nurse will tie your hands to the bed again.

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