Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The Great City of Boston and SIGGRAPH 2006

Headed up to Boston the first week of August for SIGGRAPH. My hotel was about 30 minutes from the convention center by bus so I got to see quite a bit of the city. I also got a chance to catch up with some good friends from graduate school who were spending time visiting in the north end of Boston called Little Italy. My reaction to Boston: I LOVED IT!! truly a great, beautiful city, people seemed very genuine and I can understand why people like it there so much. The biggest surprise to me was it didn’t have this ‘huge mega-city’ feel I expected. Instead, forgetting for a moment about a heatwave, it was a very walkable city with great food and great people.

2 comments:

becky said...

Hey, Glad to see you made it up to Boston. I spent a week there a few years ago and had a similar observation. I stayed in Arlington. How does the "Big Dig" look? Believe it or not I had my first Ben & Jerry's at the Ben and Jerry's in Harvard. Salem was a cool little town. Touristy, but I liked it.

kim said...

Winter, dude. Don't forget what it looks like in the winter compared to portland.

I like the NW. Put all the snow up where it's nice to look at and ski on, but don't have to commute in it :-)