Blog post back up – Part 2: Cruisin’ and brunchin’ with Odyssey Cruises

A few weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity via Blog and Tweet Boston to hop on board the Odyssey Boston yacht and cruise around Boston Harbor all while boozin’ and brunchin’ with blogger friends (I was so tempted to say “buds” just for the alliteration…say that 5 times fast =)).

My friend Katharine and I arrived at Rowes Wharf just before noon on what was a seriously gorgeous day in Boston. We hung out, caught up (she just moved back up to Boston from Florida) and waited to board the boat.

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We joined my fellow blogger friends – Stacey, Rachel and Jen (plus, guests) – and a bunch of other bloggers and …well, tweeters… and quickly made our way to the bar. I mean c’mon what’s brunch without a little bit of booze. Champagne, anyone? We worked our way through a wedding party and made our way up to the top deck of the boat to enjoy a little sunshine and –of course – take pictures. After that we managed (not gonna lie, we struggled a bit to find where our group was) to find our way to our little section and settled in for the buffet.

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This was not a diet brunch (what fun would that be, really?). I fully embraced it and piled my plate with French toast, bacon, eggs, home fries, and my FAVORITE smoked salmon – though I was bummed that their bagels weren’t anything to write home about. I honestly can’t remember the last time I had French toast so I was a super happy (and full) camper.  They did have a bunch of lunch options (pasta, chicken, etc) but I skipped out of those in favor of a few more servings of smoked salmon. My obsession knows no bounds.

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I digress. The food was good, and it was nice to sit by the windows and watch the city roll by from the water. Boston’s just beautiful. No denying it.

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After we’d stuffed ourselves, we made our way up to the top deck where we finished out cruise out with some fun Boston facts that I never knew about (did you know they turn Castle Island into haunted houses at Halloween – one for adults, one for kids, and that Nix’s Mate isn’t just a bar in the Hilton in the Financial District but an island that “legend-has-it” they used to hang pirates off of as a “warning” to other sailors?).

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Stacey, me, Rachel

Overall, I had a great afternoon cruising around Boston on an absolutely gorgeous day with awesome people. The Odyssey would be a great option for special occasions. Like I mentioned, there was even a wedding party on board when we were there, so plenty of space!!

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Just a lil’ bit of wind

Thanks to Blog & Tweet Boston and Odyssey Cruises for the complimentary ticket/meal/alcohol. While I was provided the ticket for free, in exchange for a blog post, my opinions are my own. 

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Hello, hello. Oh my…okay, so took a little impromptu break there! Craziness of weekend schedules and unplugging, in general, led to a lack of postage – but not a lack of fabulous eats.

Not all of my eats went documented this weekend – but let me assure you they were fabulous. Homemade pea soup, homemade, cheesy, whole wheat beer bread, mango glazed salmon (I wish I remembered to take a picture of it before digging in…and subsequently demolishing it), Not Your Average Joe’s strawberry short cake (which is anything but average and all proceeds on Mother’s Day went to breast cancer research), french toast, mojitos, chocolate chip cookie(s) oats, granola…oh the list could go on and on (obviously…I ate a lot). haha

The salmon, strawberry short cake and mojito were the result of Mother’s Day “linner” – it was about 4pm… We went to a favorite restaurant of mine – Not Your Average Joe’s (which has amazing focaccia and olive oil/parm/hot pepper flake dip) and enjoyed a lovely meal with my mom. They even gave each mom free chocolate truffles on their way out! I was impressed.

Though not all eats met with my camera…some did.

Oats & Granola - a little milky but delicious none-the-less

The name says it all.

Mother's Day b-fast - courtesy of my bro's skilllz

Rasp + Mojito = ❤

My coffee was rather moody this morning

Tonight, I’m heading to the Red Sox game with my bro – coincidentally, my aunt and uncle will be there too. We’ll see if we can find them! Either way, go Sox! They really need to start winning…I know they did last night…but the night before was an embarrassment… Also – New England – please warm up…I don’t want to freeze my booty off at Fenway tonight!! haha Somehow…I think I will be.

  • How was your Mother’s Day? Any special celebrations?