… by the DottieHotties
“Who told you you’re allowed to rain on my parade?”
Rain can ruin everything; it negates your day at the park, your ability to wear suede, and instead of reaching for a healthy salad, you are forced to eat warm chocolate chip cookies, with frosting, and perhaps a side of peanut butter. A day of gloomy weather can quite literally rain on your parade. Before you start wishing that rain-rain to go away, however, the sunny DottieHotties are here to tell you what we fancy about rainy days in Dorchester.
Bekki fancies … a book with some spice.
Leave it to the teacher to get all literal, but libraries have always held a special kind of magic for me. My dad used to let us check out 2 books every Saturday, and now I enjoy watching my own kiddos explore the stacks — especially when the playground is soggy. Dorchester boasts six branches of the Boston Public Library, more than any other part of the city! On the way home, we’ll to stop for a treat at one of the cozy Flat Black cafes. I melt at the mention of spicy chai tea, and my mini-dots both fancy a cookie from “the kangaroo sign”.
Leslie fancies … being cheesy.
My rainy day pick would be grilled cheese and tomato soup at The Plate. I’ve been anxiously watching the little shop come to life during its renovations. Located within view of the Red Line’s Central Avenue Station, it is a fantastically scrumptious lunch spot. Stay tuned for a full post all about their delicious handcrafted comfort food. With tummies full of warm cooking, my family fancies watching the river run fast from fresh rainfall on the Lower Mills bridge.
Meghann fancies … monkey business.
My 3-year-old and I love to head over to the Gorilla House at the Franklin Park Zoo. It’s usually pretty quiet there when the weather’s grey so we get a front-row seat to watch the gorillas. After checking out Little Joe (my son’s favorite), the baby (my favorite) and the rest of the group, we wander through the rest of the complex and visit the ant-eater, the pygmy hippo and all the birds flying around the enclosures. Then, when the hunger bug hits, we drive over to The Mud House for hot chocolate and sandwiches … yum yum!
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“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.”
Gilbert K. Chesterton