I have posted pictures of my husband a few times before so I’m opting not to use a photo of him today. Instead I’m going to focus on a memory from early in our relationship. My husband is from the suburbs of Boston. I think Boston defines much of his character. On our first trip to Boston together, on my way to met future in-laws, my intended had told me we had to take a ride on the Swan Boats in the Boston Public Gardens. I think I pictured something as romantic as a gondola ride in Venice. Well the Boston Swan Boats are more of a paddle boat bus ride. All the same the mere thought of those Swan Boats makes me remember that first trip as an engaged couple. So this past spring when I saw some limited edition glass items featuring the Swan Boat – Public Garden theme I felt I wanted one. It was a time when my dollars really should have gone elsewhere but when I brought my husband over from the book section to look at them he agreed they were nice & that we should purchase one. So here is to my husband and the Swan Boats in Boston’s Public Gardens.