I always wanted to go to Boston. Years of hearing about its history always ensured it had a spot on my bucket list. But in the past few years, particularly due to the demise of my beloved Vancouver Canucks to the Boston Bruins during the 2011 Stanley Cup finals, I turned away from the city of Boston. It became a place I did not care to venture to any longer. This year though, the pain began to subside and my dislike turned to indifference. So when the suggestion for the destination of an annual trip with University friends fell to Boston in July, I had no major objections.