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

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Tina navigated us through the city…

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And I was unnecessarily excited for the cold sightseeing.

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I went to Harvard. IMG 9457 thumb Fair Weather FriendI mean, I went sightseeing at Harvard.IMG 9455 thumb Fair Weather Friend 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”?)

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

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

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It’s all worn down, but I’m hoping the knowledge power is still there wlEmoticon winkingsmile4 Fair Weather Friend

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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?

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After a bit we decided to duck into a Crema Café for some refreshment. monica and chandra bloggers thumb Fair Weather FriendI 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! IMG 9464 thumb Fair Weather Friend

Unfortunately this Burnt Sugar flavor was very caramel-y and I tossed it after one bite. It was for the best. IMG 9468 thumb Fair Weather Friend

Today is basically a food tour of Cambridge and our next stop was Tory Row.IMG 9470 thumb Fair Weather Friend Jayne from TR was kind enough to treat us for lunch.blogger lunch thumb Fair Weather Friend

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

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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. IMG 9478 thumb Fair Weather Friend

Tina = blogger in action!

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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. IMG 9473 thumb Fair Weather Friend

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.

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

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

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IMG 9497 thumb Fair Weather FriendWe didn’t have anything else scheduled for today so we decided to walk around the Charles River a bit.charles river walk thumb Fair Weather Friend

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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 wlEmoticon smile7 Fair Weather Friend

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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

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

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It’s been a long time since I’ve seen ice on water. A very long time. IMG 9493 thumb Fair Weather Friend

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.

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

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Luckily, the rest of tonight’s events call for indoor activities wlEmoticon winkingsmile4 Fair Weather Friendjust pour it right in my face thumb Fair Weather Friend

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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