The North End is a top Boston tourist destination, if not for Paul Revere’s House or the Old North Church, then for the many small Italian restaurants that spill into its narrow streets.
It’s been years since I’ve visited the North End, but it is my daily destination now that Peter has moved to a sub-acute rehab center there. I take the subway because it is impossible to park nearby.
On my first visit, I was astonished to see the number of tourists wandering around the area. It was a beautiful summer-like day, and it seemed that everyone decided that they’d had enough pandemic. I intended to bring Peter some goodies from Mike’s Pastry, but the line was two blocks long, and I didn’t want to miss my visiting time.
On the way to the subway home, I stopped at the Haymarket Square produce market. As new college graduates living on Beacon Hill, my roommates and I used to shop there on the weekends. The prices are higher now, but the ambiance hasn’t changed.
I bought an avocado for old time’s sake.
The subway home was crowded with people in Red Sox shirts on the way to Fenway Park now that it is possible to see baseball in person.
Boston is open for business.