Fair Weather Friend

After a lazy morning at Tina’s we headed to the airport for our third partner in crime – Chandra!

Chandra blogger

Tina navigated us through the city…

Tina blogger

And I was unnecessarily excited for the cold sightseeing.

Monica blogger

I went to Harvard. IMG_9457I mean, I went sightseeing at Harvard.IMG_9455 But, I entered so I figure I grew in wisdom. Now Ben won’t be the only ivy league enterer around here. (Maybe I didn’t get in because I used the word “enterer”?)


Okay not really, but it was really cool to walk around the campus. No literally, it was cool, as in COLD.


I did make sure to pass by John Harvard’s statue to rub his foot for good luck on my upcoming tests.


It’s all worn down, but I’m hoping the knowledge power is still there Winking smile


I’m in Massachusetts. I wouldn’t know how to spell that if not for this sign. I guess if one cannot spell the state in which an ivy league school is located, one should not be able to attend said school?


monica and chandra

After a bit we decided to duck into a Crema Café for some refreshment. monica and chandra bloggersI got a hot tea and spotted a treat I’ve been trying to track down for a while. I recently learned that traditional French macaroons are not coconut. Didn’t know that! Creme Cafe

Unfortunately this Burnt Sugar flavor was very caramel-y and I tossed it after one bite. It was for the best. burnt sugar macaroon

Today is basically a food tour of Cambridge and our next stop was Tory Row.Tory Row outside Jayne from TR was kind enough to treat us for lunch.blogger lunch

We got there around 1pm and it was super busy! That’s always a good sign!


We started with a cheese platter that included bread, fig jam, Marcona almonds, cheese and some meat that I can’t spell and rather not eat. Tory Row Cheese Platter

Tina = blogger in action!

Tina Carrots n Cake

For my main entrée I ordered the Veggie Burger. It jumped out at me as soon as I glanced at the menu and was an easy choice. Tory Row menu

I loved the addition of cucumber and pickles to the topping! I didn’t ask, but I don’t think it is an in-house made veggie burger.

Tory Row veggie burger

Served with house-made spicy ketchup (Loved) and jalapeno aioli.

veggie burger

Tory Row offers roasted potatoes instead of fries. Works for me!

roasted potatoes

Harvard SquareWe didn’t have anything else scheduled for today so we decided to walk around the Charles River a bit.charles river walk

Charles River ice

I haven’t hung out with Tina since January (at RnR AZ) and Chandra since the Healthy Living Summit! It was nice to just walk and talk Smile

Tina carrots n cake and Chandra

I love waterfront paths – I don’t care if it’s a river, stream, ocean or puddle of pee – I enjoy walking and running near the water <3


I am not the biggest fan of all this white stuff on the ground. I dunno, call me Californian crazy.


It’s been a long time since I’ve seen ice on water. A very long time. IMG_9493

Then we realized our meter was running out and we had to pee, so it was time to head back. My skin was stinging under my jeggings from the cold. Ouch.


Maybe I’m a fair weather friend because I may have to limit my visits with these two to summer time in the LBC.


Luckily, the rest of tonight’s events call for indoor activities Winking smilejust-pour-it-right-in-my-face

See ya in a bit!


  1. says

    Looks like you’re having a great time! Ooh, I’m intrigued by coconut-less macaroons. Then maybe I’ll actually like them!

    I don’t even want to fully admit how many tries it took me to properly type macaroons and I haven’t had a single thing to drink! 😉

  2. says

    I say, I do believe macaroons and caramelly dessert treats contain thon sugar, no? Don’t worry, you’ll be accustomed to the cold by tomorrow. Okay, so that was totally a lie. But it’s hard for us cold-climate dwellers! We have to lie so people will come visit us!!

  3. says

    You guys look like you are already having tons of fun!! Also, I LOVE roasted potatoes and those look delicious! I can’t wait to hear about/see the marTINA action tonight 😉

  4. s says

    oh gosh! i lived in boston area for 7 years and i still can’t spell ‘massachusetts’ without double-checking. :) have so much fun! it’s cold as heck there, but there is a lot of stuff to do!

  5. Jen G. says

    Macarons are quite possibly my favorite dessert ever — don’t give up on them! I once spent 1-1/2 hours on the Metro in DC during rush hour because I heard that there were good macarons in Bethesda, MD. I would do it again without hesitation. (Lemon macarons are my fave.)

  6. says

    you are so close to me! (is that statement creepy?)

    and don’t feel bad about not being able to spell massachusetts. i didn’t learn how to spell it correctly for a very long time!

  7. says

    Just read your “About Ben.” Nice job snagging a smarty. I read an article not long ago about how intelligent men are statistically less likely to cheat- not that he would, but still, a nice stat :)

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