It’s been a good long while since I’ve last gone anywhere new. Hell, it’s been a long time since I’ve traveled more than a state away, new or not. So I’m looking forward to going to Boston.
That might be an understatement of sorts.
I should specify that I am looking forward to the experience of seeing Boston and seeing a new city, while I am extremely ecstatic about my overall trip. There is a subtle difference there.
I’ve only been to a few cities and I’m curious about how I’ll feel about this one. I’d like to add more…city-experience to my bank of knowledge, cause right now it’s very limited. I’ve lived in New York and visited Los Angeles several times and they’re two very different beasts, with Los Angeles disappointing me more than anything: too sprawled, not enough skyscrapers (for some reason, people living on fault lines don’t tend to build so high up), and, in spite of everything movies have taught me about Los Angeles, there is not an explosion every five seconds. Although I did see a car chase there. A very slow car chase.
So I’d like to see how Boston stacks up to New York and L.A. and I want very much to like it. For various reasons.
I’m going in with no expectations, no preconceived notions, no hastily jumped-to conclusions; just a blank slate, a tabula rasa (look I said the same thing, but in Latin).
I’ll be sure to write up the whole experience when I get back next weekend.
And I’ll be there tomorrow at 10:30, assuming things go smoothly.