Birds of a Feather

Lone Star May 27, 2011

Filed under: Travel Reports — kcfeather @ 4:02 pm

We’ll be deep in the heart of Texas this weekend. C is already there, and K is taking off this evening after work (and wants to know, who schedules a 3:30 pm meeting the Friday before a 3 day weekend?)  We thought that the trip would provide our only exposure to temperatures over 65 degrees for the full month of May, but the rain and cold finally came to an end, and it’s been pretty wonderful here in Cambridge this past week.

Hope you have a wonderful long weekend, wherever you find yourself this Memorial Day.

 

Full Weekend May 1, 2011

Filed under: Beantown,The everyday — kcfeather @ 11:29 pm

It was a busy one…lots going on in Cambridge to celebrate the arrival of Spring.  On Friday night, after C finished up an experiment session, we took the Green Line from Lechemere into Boston (Haymarket) and tried out a new place that specializes in fries and Leige waffles.  The fries were good; the waffles were great!

Saturday morning I went to a Japanese tea ceremony demonstration at the big H, and then headed over to MIT to check out the MIT150 Open House (unfortunately, I missed both the Black Hawk helicopter and the flash mob, but still had a fun time).  We then met up with a high school friend of C’s at the Greater Boston Buddhist Cultural Center for a very, very tasty vegetarian Chinese meal.  We’ll definitely be back (the center, whose “waiters” are all volunteers, has the added bonus of offering only one menu item – the daily special – and so requires no difficult decisions).

Saturday afternoon, C worked, and I wandered around the Harvard “Arts First” festival, checking out some a capella, break dancing, other modern dance, improv, student-produced documentary films, and much more.  It was actually one year ago exactly that we visited Boston to do some house-hunting, and the same festival was going on that weekend (so it brought back some fun memories).

Today (Sunday) was another busy one – I got up early, met a few friends at Park Street, and embarked on a 20-mile walk around the Boston metropolitan area (ostensibly as a fund-raiser, although our fund-raising was pretty weak non-existent).  We quit around mile 17, but because we took a few detours to find snacks, I think our total mileage was right around 20 miles.  It was a lot of fun, and a beautiful day…although after 20 miles, my feet are a little tired, so I think tonight is a movie night.

Hope you had a fun weekend, too!