Later after wandering and trying to follow our iphone suggestions, we fond Legal Sea Foods and had a wonderful dinner. We reminisced about the old Legal Sea Foods in Ianman Square. It has definitely gone upscale from those days. Again we did some wandering to find the Hilton but we're back in the hotel.
I am not good about hotel noises. Tonight it's the elevator across the hall but still loud and very busy. Ear plugs should help!
That was a rough night. In the morning, I was so bold as to ask for a different room. The clerk was very kind about it (I was amused that she called me "Miss Mary" just like my former students!) and put us into a quiet corner room.
We didn't do much all day. We met an old friend to chat and later met one of Jim's colleagues for drinks and a snack. We watched Notre Dame beat Navy--not as easily as they were supposed to do. We didn't need a big meal and so we had the great idea of going to Star Market where we picked up enough fried chicken, salad, and fruit for two days--along with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc for Jim. Good thing we are not "foodies!"
Savenors, the corner grocery where Mrs. Savenor sat on her stool by the cash register and Julia Child sightings were recorded, was still there too--but as an upscale butcher.
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I had some quiet time in the room while Jim was at another meeting.. We ate our leftovers from the day before and then walked to the Notre Dame reception which is always hot and noisy and full of folks to talk to. I managed to stay the whole time even if I went out into the hall a few times for some air!
It was a long walk through passageways and malls back to the hotel. I had a craving for something sweet which was not available at the reception. So it was a Dunkin Donuts treat--perfect--and then eventually another good night of sleep.
We are now on the Amtrak from the Back Bay Station to Philly--a 5 1/2 hour ride with dubious internet connections. Ready for Phase III of our trip--time with Laura's family in Gladwyne.