After a few months in Massachusetts, DMC Boston decided it was time to try a true New England tradition: the clambake. In addition to many of us having never heard of a clambake, we had two great reasons to celebrate. First, we were really happy to welcome DMC Boston's newest engineer, Bill Sowerwine. Secondly, it was a good time to wish bon voyage to Dan Lawler, who would be leaving us for a few weeks to work with a client in China.
We picked a Friday night with a beautiful Boston forecast and bought ferry tickets out to the Spectacle Island, one of the many islands in the harbor that make up Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Our office is located less than 20 yards from the Davis Square "T" stop, so it was just a quick trip for myself, Dan F., Adnaan, Dan L., and Bill on the Red Line down to the harbor and our boat. Unfortunately, the weather forecast was dead wrong and it rained from the moment we stepped off the subway.
The clambake, however, was spectacular. Lobstah, muhssells, cohn on the cahb, cleam chowdah and strahwbahrry shohrtcake made up for the rain (I'm pretty sure the spelling is correct). The chance to spend an evening under a tent with good friends made us forget about the mosquitoes. It was the first time for several of us to shuck our own lobsters, but with a little YouTube, and lot of napkins, we all figured it out - even Adnaan (see below). Around 8:45p.m., the rain seemed to lift just in time for an amazing pink, orange, and then blue sequence of sunsets. After a quick ferry ride back to Boston, there was no way we could end the night without a trip to Mike's Pastries in the North End for a cannoli. If you've never been to Boston, Mike's is reason enough to make a trip!
We're still adjusting to Boston, but I think we're well on our way to a great Boston accent.
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