If you’ve never been to Boston, I highly recommend you visit ASAP. Just make sure you plan your visit between the months of June and August, otherwise you’ll probably be cold! Seriously though, Boston is a gem of a city – there’s sooo much to do. First of all, you can walk EVERYWHERE, which I personally love. There are lots of great restaurants, cafes, bars, etc. to satisfy your taste buds. And, the coolest person ever lives here (well, only until November, but that’s a minor detail). I’m talking about me by the way.
I went into the city today (because I actually live in the ‘burbs, but that too is a minor detail) and hung out with my friend Monica. We had such a fun day eating, walking around, eating, talking, eating, etc. You know how I roll!
We met up in Harvard Square around noon and headed straight to Crema Café for lunch. If you do decide to make that trip up here, make sure to grab one of Crema’s sandwiches. They are so unique and tasty. I ended up getting a sweet potato sandwich – wheat bread, hummus, avocado, sweet potato, granny smith apple slices, and sprouts marinated in a shallot vinaigrette. YUM!
After lunch, we headed to the Cambridge River Festival. There were lots of vendors selling everything from jewelry to furniture to food. It was great seeing so many people out and about having a good time and enjoying the weather.
Me and Monica
View from the bridge
After taking in the sights of the festival, we headed back to Harvard Square. We made our way to a Harvard campus courtyard and chatted for a bit. After a while, we decided to hit up JP Licks for some ice cream deliciousness. If y’all recall from my last day of Boston fun with Monica, I got a Coffee Oreo cone. I decided to kind of change things up this time around with a double flavor cup (still a small cup but with two flavors of ice cream) – Coffee Oreo + Oreo Cake batter. Oh yeah…sooo good!
My server was VERY generous
Our day of Boston fun didn’t end there. We took our ice cream and wandered over to the main part of Harvard Square. It just so happened that a street performer was starting his show. So, we stuck around…
He was pretty amazing! It was fun to watch him perform. Sometimes I really think that street performers are the most talented people ever. Not only are they talented, but they do everything in their power to pursue their dreams – even if that means living off tips. After watching this show, we stopped to watch a street artist create amazing paintings from spray paint. Again, talent + ambition + passion all mixed in one. Love it!
Next, Monica and I walked back towards her apartment and ended up at a discount bookstore (more books!!!). Get this – all of the books were already marked way down and then marked down 50% on top of that. To put this discount into perspective, I’ll give you an example. Monica bought a hardcover copy of The Help (the new book that just came out recently) for $4.50!!!!! If she were to buy that same book at B&N, it would have cost her $24.95. Craziness! It was truly overwhelming in there though…I wanted to buy everything I picked up. I did end up buying six books today. And guess how much that cost me…$19.60!!!
I actually bought The Help at Target on Friday but included it anyways…
So that was my day. It was lots of fun, but now I’m super tired. I’m a little nervous because I have to run 7 miles tomorrow. I don’t know why, but I’m not really looking forward to it. I think it has something to do with knowing my sister’s knee is still giving her pain. Hopefully she feels better soon!
Before I sign out for the night, I wanted to let y’all know that I did finish Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. Honestly, I wasn’t a fan of the book. Don’t get me wrong, I love her other books, but this one just didn’t sit well with me. The plot and characters made me mad. I won’t say too much in case someone wants to read it, but I will say that it wasn’t my kind of read. To each his/her own I suppose…
It’s your turn! Tell me something fun you did today.