Awesome review so far. Congrats on entering the half-marathon. I did the Princess half and it is a blast! The on-course entertainment really makes the time fly by, I couldn't believe how quick it all seemed to go! I'm looking forward to reading your take on Boston. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and Boston was always one of my favorite places to visit. However, if you're ever on the East Coast in the Fall (Late Sept-Oct), then Western MA is the place to be. The Berkshire mountains are gorgeous in the fall because of all the foliage changing colors. There's also a ton of cute little villages and towns that are fun to visit, like Northampton.