24 hour layover in Boston, and it just so happens that my roommate Amy is there too! After getting in from the redeye, I slept for three hours and dragged myself out of bed to go meet up with her & her friends for the day. She's been saying for so long, "You HAVE to meet my friend Steve, and his boyfriend Joe!! You will LOVE them." So, today was the day... and Amy was right, I absolutely adored both of them beyond words. We wandered the streets of the North End, starting our day off at a cozy little Italian restaurant where we ordered practically every appetizer on the menu, along with a round of "espresso martinis". If you've never had one of these delights, go to Boston and order one, they are fantastic. (Be sure to also order the pumpkin beer; they serve it rimmed with sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg, it's to die for.) The five of us wandered around town the whole day, stopping at local watering holes to sample the "water" as well as the atmosphere. There's nothing like Boston in the Fall on a Saturday afternoon... it just works!