24.07.2007 - 24.07.2007 -17 °C
I dropped off the rental car key early in the morning so that we wouldn't get charged for another day and then fell back asleep. I finally woke up pretty late; thankfully, there wasn't much to do since we had packed 95% of our stuff the night before. We checked out and the shuttle guy was nice enough to make a special trip to take us to the mall. We thought we would grab a quick, good lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, but there was nothing quick about it. We ordered, and after a while the waiter came over and told us that our order would be out shortly (we had only ordered a pizza and parmesan chicken, it wasn't like it was something super-special), but then 20 minutes later we still didn't have food. I joked that they had probably burned it the first three times that they made it and then the manager came over and told us that they had indeed burned it twice. It must have been at least another 20 minutes and we were getting to the point of being in danger of missing the shuttle to the T when the food finally rolled out. It really seemed like they should have offered us some sort of compensation for sitting there for almost an hour while we saw people constantly coming in, getting their food, and then leaving. We ended up snarfing down what we could and then running to catch the shuttle back to the hotel. We got our stuff, and as was the case throughout the trip, our Charlie card didn't let us down. We were at the airport in plenty of time. Which was good because we got off at my terminal, terminal B, but were told that we needed to go to the terminal B across the street (shouldn't it really be named something else if it's across the street?) and when I checked in, the woman tagging my luggage nearly threw my drivers license into oblivion when she slid it across the counter and it fell between the self-check in stand and the counter. Luckily it was retrieved and the rest of the journey home was uneventful. I can't believe the week went by so quickly. There were still several things that we didn't get to do (JFK Presidential Library/Museum, some of the cute restaurants in the North End) that I would like to do someday if I make it back. All in all, I really enjoyed the city and would highly recommend as a fun place to go in the US.