Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And the winning city is...

Boston, baby!

The picture for the contest was taken in at one of my favorite places in Concord. It was at the North Bridge --the serene, tranquil place spoken of by Ralph Waldo Emerson in his poem, "Concord Hymn." It was quite literally the site of the first battle in the American Revolution.

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April's breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

A few of you guessed correctly. A lot of you guessed wrong.

And some of you were absolutely hilarious in your guesses.

If ONLY I could go to Lallybroch with one red-headed, kilt-wearing Scotsman! Yum. (Read this book and you'll want to go, too.)

But since there can only be one winner, courtesy of Random-dot-org:

Cindy from AZ

Send me your address and a little ditty is headed your way.

I will be back tomorrow with pictures galore, stories, and a very funny conversation with a pedicab driver about my thighs.

Right now, I should be unpacking and doing laundry, but I find myself here at the computer, trying to catch up on the hundreds of blogs in my reader -- getting up only to get myself more handfuls of the highly overpriced/very touristy Boston Baked Beans we brought home.

Which by no means are helping the matter of the aforementioned thighs.

See you soon, peeps. It's good to be home.


Anna said...

Did you go to Mike's?

Anonymous said...

Good to have you back, Christie! Will look forward to more stories! The nasty thighs, I'm tackling mine still, too. So, just eat. Don't bother.

yogurt said...

So baked beans are sold as touristy souvenirs? Who knew?

Lauren in GA said...

WELCOME HOME!! And thank you for the little history lesson about the North Bridge.

I should be packing right now...but I had to read about where you have been. We are headed to NYC.

Joy & Casey said...

If I tell you I am Cindy from AZ will you believe me??? haha It was worth a try. I'm gonna have to go to Boston if they really sell Boston Bake Beans there...who knew? ;)

Julianna said...

Damn. I can't believe I didn't recognize the trees, but in my defense I'm on the So Shore. Glad you had a great trip, and thanks for taking the humidity with you. It's beautiful here now. :) -J

Cindy from AZ said...

I won!!! I totally cheated though cuz I knew you were going!! You dont have to send me anything cuz I did cheat! But you already know my address, its me C Stevens!!!

Hollyween said...

I totally lost. Montana? What the heck was I thinking?

Thanks for the book recommendation. I just finished 'The Help' and absolutely loved it. Keep the recommendations comin!!